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New Zealand Cricket Museum

| Museum Stand, Basin Reserve, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
+64 4-385 6602
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A visit requiring advance planning

This is not a place you can visit without permission. Please seek permission or approval over phone... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Flexitraveller
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Singapore, Singapore
Pop in during a break in play

I wandered into this little museum during yet another DRS intermission and loved reading about some... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Gents8
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London, United Kingdom
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Established in 1987, the New Zealand Cricket Museum is located in the historic Museum Stand at Wellington's iconic Basin Reserve.The New Zealand Cricket Museum shows that there's more to cricket than Tests and tea breaks with items that show the game's development since its early-1800s introduction into New Zealand summers. Highlights include one of the world's oldest bats, and gear used by NZ legends like Bert Sutcliffe, Sir Richard Hadlee and Stephen Fleming.
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| Museum Stand, Basin Reserve, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

This is not a place you can visit without permission. Please seek permission or approval over phone / email if you are intend to visit in a non game day. One can donate optionally, I did because they stayed open just for me on the...More

Thank Flexitraveller
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I wandered into this little museum during yet another DRS intermission and loved reading about some of the history on display. I was with a youngster who liked pointing out the bats etc but this didn't give me the full time to digest all going...More

Thank Gents8
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I will readily disclose that while I am a volunteer at this museum, this review is wholly my own. This is a lovely and informative museum, with a great collection and knowledgeable staff always eager to share their extensive knowledge of the game and its...More

Thank OwlishFun
Reviewed 29 February 2016

This museum is open to the public on weekends and game days. It is a optional donation to see it. (Should be compulsory) Have lots of memorabilia and donated gear and trophies from past and current players.

1  Thank Jane B
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the New Zealand cricket museum today. We're both cricket fans and still found some new and interesting things among the displays. Great to finally see the Basin Reserve in the flesh too after previously seeing it only on T.V.

Thank Jo O
Reviewed 9 March 2015

We were at this museum located in the Basin Reserve in Wellington about mid-day on Friday Feb 27th. Outside the stadium we got into a bit of a confusion about parking. We found a spot on the street near the gate where a parking sign...More

Thank OffSpinner
NZCricketMuseum, Manager at New Zealand Cricket Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2015

Thanks for taking the time to visit the Cricket Museum while you were in Wellington but sincere apologies for the rest of your Basin Reserve experience. We have found it very challenging to even be able to remain open during the Cricket World Cup but...More

Reviewed 7 January 2015

We visited while at The Basin for the final day of the NZ v Sri Lanka test. It is a lovely venue and the exhibits are presented in an interesting and accessible way. Great to see acknowledgment of women's cricket, along with due recognition of...More

Thank RuthSWebber
NZCricketMuseum, Manager at New Zealand Cricket Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2015

Thanks for the review and for visiting - you were especially lucky to time your visit with such a historic Test!

Reviewed 25 March 2014

Any sports fan would find something of interest here. So much history, so many memories of some of our great sporting heroes. Take the kids and show them what the game was like before Duckworth Lewis; before T20 and bails that light up; before helmets...More

1  Thank Carol O
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Decided to go here for about half an hour and 2 hours later was still in. Very interesting with lots of history. Oscar the guy running the place was very nice and ended up talking to him for over an hour. Overall nice little museum....More

Thank Alastair C
Reviewed 12 May 2013

The best early history of cricket I have seen. Interesting to read New Zealand's cricket history and its development in such a sparsely populated country.

1  Thank Collumbell
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Michelle M
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Response from NZCricketMuseum | Property representative |
Yes, it does. However, outside of the Test against South Africa in March, there are only two other ticketed matches remaining at the ground this season (Feb 1 & Feb 4). If you'd like to visit on a non-game day, get in touch... More
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