Come and discover New Zealand’s unique heritage and history with Hamilton’s museums. Hamilton Museums covers a wide range of museums in Hamilton and Waikato such as history museums, art galleries, car & rail museums, natural history museums, aviation museums as well as historical sites like Maori pas (Maori forts) and colonial estates. Learn all about New Zealand’s past and its rich Maori and European colonial and precolonial heritage and how the New Zealand we know today has come into being. more
Hamilton museums are ideal for families, groups and individuals alike seeking to understand New Zealand’s past. Browse lifelike replicas, see amazing exhibitions, watch educational videos, peruse artefacts and see extinct native New Zealand birds and animals in Hamilton’s museums.
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Mobile-friendly - A classic car museum designed to cater for everyone. We have over 100 cars for display and an extensive collection of petrol memorabilia signs, tins, petrol pumps, pedal cars and early pin-ball machines. Conference room available for hire with seating for up to 100 people or full hireage of the venue for up to 300 people.
For an inspirational experience, visit us on the banks of the Waikato River in the heart of Hamilton's cultural precinct. Our exhibitions and activities tell the stories of this region and include visual art, social history, tangata whenua and science.
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