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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 of the Museum. Grantham Street is non-metered parking on both sides for either 120 (side closest to the river) or 180 minutes. All metered parking in the city is free for the first two hours and $6 per hour after that. The closest metered parks are on Victoria Street (south of Grantham) and Knox Street.

There are open-air car parks for the Museum and ArtsPost located off Victoria Street behind ArtsPost and on Victoria Street next to the Meteor Theatre. Please note that the upper level of the Museum and ArtsPost carpark will be unavailable between 7am-7pm Monday to Friday from 25 March until the end of May due to a maintenance project on the concrete retaining wall behind ArtsPost.

There is covered parking at three of the largest and most central car parking facilities in the central city: Garden Place is free for the first hour, parking at Knox Street, the closest covered park to the Museum, costs from $3 per hour, and Centre Place has free parking on the weekends. 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 here.


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.