Open Thursday to Monday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Christmas Day and Good Friday
Open every during school holidays
Kaikoura Museum is a registered charity and independently funded. Your visit helps to pay for our ongoing work, projects and programmes.
Gold card, Students, Community Service Card: $10.00
Family: $30.00 (2 adults and up to 4 school aged children)
Kaikoura residents: half price with proof
Kaikoura Museum members: free, membership info is here
We have discounted rates for groups of over 5 people, please contact us for details
Free WiFi is available throughout the Museum for visitors. Please ask a staff member for the code.
We have a number of activities for children and families to enjoy together. Ask us about our I-spy treasure hunt and Museum Quiz or enjoy some old school fun with jigsaws, origami and drawing.
Please feel free to take photographs for personal use in the Museum. We encourage you to share the images from your visit and you are welcome to tag your images to our Facebook page. However due to copyrights of Kaikoura Museum and others please do not take direct photos of artworks or images in our photograph collection. Filming is not permitted. Please talk to a staff member if you are unsure.
Filming or photography for publication, media or commercial use requires prior permission and may incur a charge. Please contact us for details.
We are easily accessed by wheelchair and there are two accessible parks directly outside the building. We have a loan wheelchair so those with mobility or fatigue issues can enjoy a leisurely visit.
Guide dogs and assistance dogs are most welcome in the Museum.
We welcome visitors of all ages and the Museum is easily accessed with a baby buggy. We have baby change facilities located in our visitor toilet.
We have a small auditorium in a unique setting available for hire for groups of up to 50 people. We have modern AV equipment available making it suitable for presentations, talks and lectures.
Our research room can be booked for meetings of up to 8 people.