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New Zealand Cricket Museum

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Address: | Museum Stand, Basin Reserve, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
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+64 4-385 6602
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10:30 - 03:30
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Sat - Sun 10:30 - 03:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Established in 1987, the New Zealand Cricket Museum is located in the...

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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 January 2017
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 on. If I'm back at the Basin Reserve, I'll pay another visit. Lovely Martin Crowe... More 

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Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 history. The museum attracts many keen cricket fans, but is also a delight for any... More 

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Thank OwlishFun
Waikato
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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.

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Thank Jo O
Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 gave a phone number to call for parking. That number turned out to be a... More 

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NZCricketMuseum, Manager at New Zealand Cricket Museum, responded to this review

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 we have endeavoured to work with the tournament organisers to make sure this happens, albeit... More 

Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 past and present heroes of the game in NZ. The collection is relatively small but... More 

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NZCricketMuseum, Manager at New Zealand Cricket Museum, responded to this review

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

Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 were worn. Show them the ball made by prisoners of war from the string around... More 

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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. Also get to walk around the Basin Reserve Cricket ground for free.

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Staffordshires
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2012

I spent a wonderful, happy, nostalgic hour and a half for the paltry sum of $7. Traces the game from it's origins maybe 900 years ago up to the present day. Concentrates on NZ to some extent, but still masses of interest for any nationality where the noble game is played. Run by a gentleman enthusiast. Costs less a pint... More 

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