Ashburton Museum

Ashburton Museum is home to an extensive collection of objects and archives pertaining to the social history and heritage of Ashburton District.

We house over six million photographs, with collections such as the Binsted and Tindall negatives, as well as the Halma glass plate negative collection. Maps, plans, and various records for properties, clubs, schools, and companies also comprise a large portion of our archives.

Our objects collection includes hundreds of Maori artefacts from the Wakanui site excavations from the early seventies, a stylish selection of textiles and uniforms, and various other ephemera.

Ashburton Museum is centrally situated on West Street (State Highway One), Ashburton.

Contact Details

P O Box 94, Ashburton 7740

64-3-307 7890

Visitor Information

329 West St (SH1), Ashburton

Open daily from 10am to 4pm. Closed statutory holidays.

Free admission, donations appreciated. Charges apply for research and copying.


Wheelchair access

Reference library



Membership club


Other Facilities

Wheelchair friendly - wheelchair available for public use.
-43.90205 171.74947 17 Ashburton Museum