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“Very interesting”

New Zealand Cricket Museum
Ranked #108 of 240 things to do in Wellington
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 30, 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.

Thank Ali C
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Reviewed May 11, 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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Reviewed July 20, 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 of beer.
You won't regret it!

3  Thank HarryYoung
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Reviewed September 23, 2011

Was visiting Wellington for the Rugby World Cup, with my son who is a cricket fanatic, so we popped into the Basin Reserve Cricket ground. Seeing the Test venue was interesting in itself, but the Museum was a highlight.

$5 per adult to enter i think, and kids free. Very well laid out little facility. Great pictures and videos as well as some fabulous old relics including a cricket back from the 1700s!

Of course the material is very NZ-oriented as you would expect, but that was fascinating too

I would recommend this for any true cricket enthusiast. However it would hold little interest for the non-cricket fan

1  Thank BotanyBay
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