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1 Grantham Street
New Zealand

Open daily 10am to 5pm
Closed 25 December  


Free entry - koha (donation) welcome.
Admission fees apply to some exhibitions and activities.


Photography or filming at Waikato Museum for commercial purposes requires permission. Please contact us to discuss your project.

For personal use, you're welcome to take photos or videos while visiting Waikato Museum. We ask that you are considerate of other visitors and treat our taonga with respect when making videos or taking photos.

If you're sharing your photos on social media, we'd love you to tag our handle @waikatomuseum on Instagram or the Waikato Museum Facebook page.

Some exhibitions may have specific rules about photography due to copyright restrictions, and we'll have signage in place to make you aware of this: 

Please ask our kaimahi (staff) if you are unsure.

Car parking

There are on-street and off-street parking options located nearby Waikato Museum. For parking information visit the Hamilton City Council website.

Mobility parking

Mobility parking spaces are provided across Hamilton and are marked by mobility signs with yellow/blue road markings to differentiate them from other parking spaces. You must display your mobility parking permit to use these.

There are two mobility parking spaces on Victoria St directly above the Museum. For more mobility parking options visit the Hamilton City Council website.

Public transport

Waikato Regional Council provides public bus services across Hamilton and between local towns. For timetables and pricing visit the Bus It website.