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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 time restricted parking on one sides for 120 minutes, and the other side has all day paid parking for $6. Payment is via the PaymyPark app. Please check the signs when you park.

There are open-air car parks located nearby: off Victoria Street behind ArtsPost and on Victoria Street next to the Meteor Theatre. 

There is covered parking available at 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.

For more 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. Disability parking can also be found at our Trades Entrance car park off Grantham Street.

For more mobility parking options visit the Hamilton City Council website.

Bus Services

Comet buses travel in both directions every 15 minutes along Anglesea Street just a short walk from the Museum, and there are 24 additional bus routes that travel through the CBD. With a Bee Card, you can simply tag on and tag off ANY bus within the city zone for a $1 fare; all other Hamilton zones are $1.70. Accessibility concession holders receive FREE travel with a Bee Card.

A bus route map can be found here.  More detailed information on bus services in Hamilton city 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 photographs 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.