Museum Scope

The images in this section highlight the scope of the museum operation.

Exhibitions and Displays

The museum is filled with “must see” displays of treasures and artefacts from the oldest cricket bat you’re ever likely to see, through to showcase displays that trace the chronological history and development of New Zealand cricket. The latest technologies are used to further stimulate interest and inform the museums audiences. Traditional displays sit alongside interactive ones which highlight the visual, aural and physical aspects of the game.
(See also exhibitions and displays page in museum newsletters)

View a number of showcase displays »


The collections have a distinct New Zealand cricket history focus. Objects range from cricket bats and balls, caps, pads, gloves, trophies, programmes, scorecards, fixture lists etc to rare 19th Century cricketana items like jugs, bowls and bisque figures. The museum subscribes to a policy of selective acquisition and relies very substantially on gifts of objects from the public. Gifts are only accepted where they fall within established collection policy.
(See also collection management page in museum newsletters)

View collection objects from the 1970’s & 1980’s showcase »


Education and research is a key focus at the museum and we offer an education service to schools and community groups by prior arrangement. We provide engaging learning experiences planned and delivered in partnership with teachers and group leaders based on the New Zealand curriculum and the diverse needs or requirements of different groups. Pre and post visit support is available for teachers (see Visits to the Museum).
(See also education page in museum newsletters)

View images from various educational visits to the museum »

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