Visit Marlborough Museum

Marlborough Museum is located in Brayshaw Park, which is about five minutes drive (or a 25 minute walk) from the centre of Blenheim. 

Marlborough Museum is open when Marlborough is operating under Alert Level 2 and Alert Level 1. Our normal hours are 10 to 4 daily. We are always keen to see you and don’t forget that under Level 2, you need to stay in your bubble, keep your distance from other bubbles, wear a face covering, use contact tracing measures, and follow the instructions of staff. For Archives enquiries please try and make an appointment if at all possible - when operating under Level 2 and Level 1, we are open 10 to 4 daily, Tuesdays and Thursdays. We will be attending to all email enquiries as best as we can when under Level 3.

Open 10 - 4 daily       FREE ENTRY ON SATURDAYS      The Museum is closed only on Christmas Day 

Enquiries about group discounts are welcome. We also have a significant number of days each year where entry is free, one of the them is always Waitangi Day, February 6. We offer free entry for school age children in the school holidays.

Archives currently open by appointment 03 578 1712,  Archives are staffed on Tuesdays 10 - 4 for research enquiries and Thursdays by appointment only 10 - 4.          

 * Free entry to Marlborough Museum when you bring your Blenheim Riverside Railway tickets to the Museum.

Marlborough Museum

Brayshaw Park

26 Arthur Baker Place (off New Renwick Road)


T +64 3 578 1712

We have ample free parking right outside the Museum!

 You can also get here by train, on the Blenheim Riverside Railway. This mini train runs from Riverside Park, right in Blenheim and follows the Taylor River southwards to Brayshaw Park. For information and departure times from town, or to arrange special trips, please call (03) 578 1712 to confirm details.

Other Places of Interest

Marlborough in Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Brayshaw Heritage Park

Marlborough Online

Millennium Art Gallery

The Prow

The Marlborough Express on Papers Past (1868-1920)

Te Papa Museum of New Zealand (Marlborough Collections)