Established in 1987, the New Zealand Cricket Museum is located in the historic Museum Stand at Wellington's iconic Basin Reserve. The Museum shows there's more to cricket than Tests and tea breaks, with exhibits that highlight the game's development since its early 1800s introduction to New Zealand summers.
With a focus on fans, the latest exhibits feature New Zealand ODI shirts through the years and all the weird and wonderful merchandise that goes with the game.
Highlights of the collection include one of the world's oldest bats, gear used by legends like Bert Sutcliffe, Trish McKelvey, Sir Richard Hadlee and Stephen Fleming... there's even a tiger skin. But you'll have to visit to see where that fits into cricket history!
Visiting the Museum
The New Zealand Cricket Museum is open from 10.30am to 3.30pm on weekends and on Basin Reserve match days from Labour Weekend (October) to ANZAC Weekend (April).
Entry is by donation.
During winter, contact the Museum to arrange a tour at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +64 4 385 6602
Visit the Museum online for more details, to view the collection, and to read stories from New Zealand’s proud cricket history.
Finding the Museum in person
The New Zealand Cricket Museum is situated in the Museum Stand at Wellington’s iconic Basin Reserve. The Basin Reserve is located at the southern end of Kent and Cambridge Terraces, and the northern end of Adelaide Road.
Parking is available on many of the streets around the Basin Reserve and pedestrian access to the Basin Reserve is via the CS Dempster Gate on Buckle Street and the JR Reid Gate on Rugby Street.
The following GO Wellington buses regularly travel from Courtney Place to Adelaide Road (next to the Basin Reserve): 1, 3, 4, 22, 23, 43, 44.
New Zealand Cricket Museum
PO Box 578
Phone: (04) 385 6602