Free Entry   Open every Sunday 11am-2pm and on game days.
Free Entry
Open Sunday 11-2 or by booking
Find us at the Basin Reserve
$ Monday
Monday
Monday
1st
1st
11am - 5pm
CLOSED
$ Sunday
Sunday
Sunday
3rd
3rd
11am - 2pm
CLOSED
$ Thursday
Thursday
Thursday
7th
7th
11am - 2pm
CLOSED
$ Saturday
Saturday
Saturday
9th
9th
11am - 2pm
CLOSED
$ Sunday
Sunday
Sunday
10th
10th
11am - 2pm
CLOSED
$ Sunday
Sunday
Sunday
17th
17th
11am - 2pm
CLOSED
$ Thursday
Thursday
Thursday
21st
21st
12pm - 6pm
CLOSED
$ Sunday
Sunday
Sunday
24th
24th
12pm - 6pm
CLOSED
$ Sunday
Sunday
Sunday
31st
31st
-
CLOSED
$ Friday
Friday
Friday
2nd
2nd
11am - 2pm
CLOSED
$ Saturday
Saturday
Saturday
3rd
3rd
11am - 2pm
CLOSED
$ Sunday
Sunday
Sunday
4th
4th
11am - 2pm
CLOSED
$ Tuesday
Tuesday
Tuesday
6th
6th
11am - 2pm
CLOSED
$ Saturday
Saturday
Saturday
10th
10th
11am - 2pm
CLOSED
$ Sunday
Sunday
Sunday
11th
11th
11am - 2pm
CLOSED
$ Wednesday
Wednesday
Wednesday
14th
14th
11am - 2pm
CLOSED
$ Saturday
Saturday
Saturday
17th
17th
11am - 2pm
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$ Sunday
Sunday
Sunday
18th
18th
11am - 2pm
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$ Sunday
Sunday
Sunday
25th
25th
11am - 2pm
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$ Thursday
Thursday
Thursday
29th
29th
10am - 5pm
CLOSED
$ Sunday
Sunday
Sunday
7th
7th
11am - 2pm
CLOSED
$ Saturday
Saturday
Saturday
13th
13th
12pm - 6pm
CLOSED
$ Sunday
Sunday
Sunday
14th
14th
-
CLOSED
$ Monday
Monday
Monday
15th
15th
12pm - 6pm
CLOSED
$ Sunday
Sunday
Sunday
21st
21st
-
CLOSED
$ Monday
Monday
Monday
22nd
22nd
12pm - 6pm
CLOSED
$ Sunday
Sunday
Sunday
28th
28th
11am - 2pm
CLOSED
$ Friday
Friday
Friday
1st
1st
10am - 5pm
CLOSED
$ Saturday
Saturday
Saturday
2nd
2nd
10am - 5pm
CLOSED
$ Sunday
Sunday
Sunday
3rd
3rd
10am - 5pm
CLOSED
$ Monday
Monday
Monday
4th
4th
10am - 5pm
CLOSED
$ Sunday
Sunday
Sunday
10th
10th
11am - 2pm
CLOSED
$ Saturday
Saturday
Saturday
16th
16th
11am - 2pm
CLOSED
$ Sunday
Sunday
Sunday
17th
17th
11am - 2pm
CLOSED
$ Monday
Monday
Monday
18th
18th
11am - 2pm
CLOSED
$ Tuesday
Tuesday
Tuesday
19th
19th
11am - 2pm
CLOSED
$ Sunday
Sunday
Sunday
24th
24th
11am - 2pm
CLOSED
$ Wednesday
Wednesday
Wednesday
27th
27th
1pm - 4pm
CLOSED
$ Friday
Friday
Friday
29th
29th
1pm - 4pm
CLOSED
$ Sunday
Sunday
Sunday
31st
31st
1pm - 4pm
CLOSED
$ Saturday
Saturday
Saturday
9th
9th
11am - 2pm
CLOSED

Summer season

Open hours
*Open days with ‘$’ are paid game days. This means access to the museum is restricted to those who have tickets to the game.
February
Sunday
24th
10am - 4pm
March
Sunday
24th
10am - 4pm
April
Sunday
24th
10am - 4pm
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About

Mō Mātou

His Excellency the Governor-General of New Zealand, Sir Paul Reeves G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O, cutting the ribbon at the opening ceremony of the New Zealand Cricket Museum on the 29 November 1987. New Zealand Cricket Museum Collection.

The opening of the R. A. Vance Stand in 1981 meant that the luncheon area on the ground floor of the old grandstand was no longer used. The Wellington Cricket Umpires Association used the area for their weekly meetings. One of their number, Stanley Cowman, had been accumulating cricketing memorabilia for ten years, and with the assistance of other umpires, laid the material out on trestle tables and magazine stands during the New Zealand v Australia Test in February 1986.

John Oakley, then President of New Zealand Cricket, was so impressed that he determined along with Darren Hannah, that the area should become a permanent museum. Funding was raised for the project and under the direction of museum designer, Gary Couchman, the National Cricket Museum was opened by the Patron of the New Zealand Cricket Council, His Excellency the Governor-General of New Zealand, Sir Paul Reeves G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O., on the 29th November 1987, with Stanley Cowman as the Honorary Curator.

Since then, the museum, the collections and our exhibitions have changed immensely. Today when visiting the museum, you can immerse yourself in our interactive exhibits, test your skills as a batter in our VR, explore the science behind the sport, and relive some of the most unforgettable moments in New Zealand cricket history.

Whether you're a lifelong fan of the game or simply curious about its origins, the New Zealand Cricket Museum has something for everyone. Come and experience the thrill of the game and learn about the incredible players and teams that have made cricket such an important part of New Zealand's cultural heritage.

Then
Now

Volunteers

The New Zealand Cricket Museum is actively looking at building a strong team of volunteer visitor hosts.

If you enjoy meeting people and bringing to life our treasures and stories, and sharing your passion and enthusiasm for the museum, you could become a member of our volunteer team. We need people with excellent communication skills and a genuine desire to engage visitors of all ages from different backgrounds.

We are looking for volunteers who have availability on weekdays in the summer season. Weekday shifts during the summer can vary depending on the game start time. The shifts are never more than 3 and a half hours in length. The museum is based at the Basin Reserve in Wellington and is open every Sunday plus game days during the summer.

There are also opportunities to help with research and collections work if volunteers are interested in helping with projects. Get in touch at info@nzcricketmusuem.co.nz if you would like to help at the museum while enjoying the summer cricket season!

Donating objects

The New Zealand Cricket Museum is always seeking interesting cricket objects and archives for the collection to display, research and preserve New Zealand’s cricket history.

If you hold an item(s) that you think represents that history and would like to donate it, please get in touch at info@nzcricketmuseum.co.nz to see if your item(s) meet the collecting criteria.

This may include but is not limited to:
  • Items relating to players and teams that at any time have represented a New Zealand national cricket team. This can include items relating to the players personal lives as this can represent the social context at that time.
  • Items relating to the operations of New Zealand Cricket.
  • Items relating to cricket grounds throughout New Zealand that have held international games.
  • Items relating to provincial cricket teams, players, and the operating practices of the regional governing bodies.
  • Items relating to cricket clubs that show the social importance of cricket, the history of the club or include major events. The NZCM cannot collect all records for all cricket clubs in New Zealand.
  • Items relating to administrators, umpires, scorers, and supporters who have had a significant impact on the game of cricket in New Zealand.
This does not include:
  • The NZCM does not collect items that represent international teams and players as these are better suited in those countries.
  • The NZCM does not collect items that already exist within the museum’s collection unless the item previously collected is in poor condition.
  • Badly damaged objects will be declined unless the damage is less important than the item’s representational value.
  • Objects which cannot be properly displayed, stored, or conserved, or at a cost that cannot be met by the NZCM within its budgets, will not be collected.
  • If a collection is offered but it contains material that is not required (surplus, damaged, or duplicate objects) the NZCM will only collect the items the Curator deems are relevant, not the entire collection.
  • Conditional offers (for example, that objects be perpetually displayed) will be declined.
  • Long term (longer than five years) or indefinite loans will be declined.

If approved the donor will sign a gift agreement to transfer ownership of the item(s) to the New Zealand Cricket Museum. Any item(s) sent prior to receiving the signed gift agreement will not be accepted.