OPENING HOURS: Monday – Friday 10am-4pm, Weekends and public holidays 10am-2pm

Monday – Friday 10am-4pm, Weekends and public holidays 10am-2pm

$ FREE ADMISSION   24 Victoria St, Cambridge , NZ | CONTACT

Cambridge Historical Society

Open to all, we aim to guide public interest in historical matters & preserve local history and heritage buildings.


Plan your visit | Toro mai

We’re open with safety measures in place.

Monday – Friday 10am-4pm, Weekends and public holidays 10am-2pm (closed Christmas Day and Good Friday).

From Monday 13 December, for anyone 12 years three months and over, their My Vaccine Pass will need to be sighted for entry to Cambridge Museum.
Cambridge Museum under the Covid-19 protection framework.


What you need to do when visiting Cambridge Museum today:

  • Wear a mask – You legally must wear a face covering while inside the museum.
  • Check in at the door – You are required to check in. You can do this through the NZ COVID Tracer app or manually upon entry.
  • Maintain physical distancing – You must stay 1 metres from other people, except for friends and family.
  • Follow Covid-19 health measures. Stay home if you’re sick, cover coughs with your elbow, and wash your hands regularly.

Kia ora, kia kaha! Stay well and let’s look after each other.

Cambridge Museum under the Covid-19 protection framework

Cambridge Museum under the Covid-19 protection framework | Te Pou Tarāwaho Ārai Kowheori

Covid 19 Protection Framework (Traffic Lights) setting:  ORANGE

We have decided that the best way to ensure the well-being of our community, our visitors, and our staff is to require people entering Cambridge Museum to be double vaccinated. We have made this decision after weighing up the risks and benefits, and especially considering our visitors under 12 who cannot currently be vaccinated.

We consider that requiring double vaccination will make Cambridge Museum as safe as it can be, and keep the museum accessible for as many our community as possible.

What you need to know from Monday 13 Dec

  • Be prepared to show your Vaccination Pass

Visitors aged 12 and over will be asked to show a Vaccination Pass (digital or hard copy) to our staff when they enter the Museum.

  • Scan in

Scan in using the NZ COVID Tracer app, which is clearly displayed on signage when you enter. If you don’t have a mobile device to scan the QR code, please sign in manually.

  • Wear a mask

Masks are mandatory at all times within the Museum for visitors aged 12 or over.

  • Keep your distance

Keep one metre apart from other visitors and staff. We’ll be keeping a close eye on visitor numbers to ensure there’s enough space for everyone to be safely distanced while enjoying their visit.



We have created an FAQ page here and will update this as information becomes available.


Getting Here

Find us at the Courthouse, 24 Victoria Street, Cambridge. Parking in Cambridge is free.


Our address

Cambridge Museum
The Old Courthouse
24 Victoria Street
Cambridge, 3434
New Zealand


Directions – How to get to Cambridge Museum

On foot

You’ll find us on Victoria Street, near the centre of town, just a ten minute walk from the delectable cafes and boutique shops in the town centre. Or it is a four minute stroll from the Cambridge i-SITE.

By car

Cambridge is on the North Island’s main State Highway 1 between Hamilton and Rotorua/Taupo. Follow signs into the town centre, and you will find the museum on Victoria Street.


There are parking bays in front of the museum and a carpark to the rear which can be accessed via Commerce Street and Fort Street.

By bus

National and public buses service Cambridge seven days a week, with frequent services north, east, south and west. Intercity coaches pick up and depart from the Lake Street bus stop beside the Cambridge Town Hall.

For bookings and timetables please visit the Cambridge i-SITE on the corner of Queen and Victoria Streets or phone 07 823-3456.



We are unable to provide wheelchair access in to the museum due to the building’s heritage status.  A handrail is provided to assist with the five steps on entry.

Seating is available in the main exhibition space and in our front garden.


Kids and Families

Kids and families are always welcome to the museum. Museum Hunts for pre-school and primary-aged children are available for free all year round, and special activities are often planned during school breaks and summer holidays. Check out  For Families  for more details.



The museum does not provide public toilets.  However, nearby facilities are available in Milicich Place or at the Waipa District Council Service Centre.