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1 Grantham Street
South end of Victoria Street
New Zealand

Open daily 10am - 5pm
Closed 25 December  


There are a number of parking options within a few minutes walk. There are open-air car parks for the Museum and ArtsPost located off Victoria Street behind ArtsPost and open-air car parks on Knox Street and south on Victoria Street next to the Meteor Theatre. Visitors can also park in the central city metered parks for $2 an hour. There is covered parking at two of the largest and most central car parking facilities in the central city: Garden Place is free for the first hour and Knox Street, the closest covered park to the Musuem is from $1.50 per hour. There is free parking limited to 120 minutes on Grantham Street. View a Hamilton parking map here.

Disability parking can be found in the Trades Entrance car park off Grantham Street for more disabled parking options click here.

Bus Services

The free central city shuttle leaves every 10 minutes and stops on Victoria Street near Waikato Museum. Other bus routes can be found at


Free entry - donation/koha welcome
Admission fees apply to some exhibitions and activities

Photography, filming and videoing

Please take photographs of yourself, friends, and family while at the Museum. However, to respect the copyright of artists and makers, please refrain from taking direct photographs of artwork on display. Waikato Museum has signage indicating where and when photgraphs can be taken, please ask our visitor hosts if you are unsure. 

Filming for media or commercial purposes requires permission. Please contact us to discuss your project.