Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House is open under ORANGE in the traffic light system. If you are visiting us, you will need to wear a mask and follow our Covid-19 requirements. At this time, we do not require Vaccine Passes for entry to our visitor sites, cafes and shops, however this may be reviewed in line with our Covid-19 policy settings. You can check our website on the day of your visit for the most up-to-date information and please stay home if you’re unwell. For the latest on Covid-19 in Aotearoa New Zealand visit the official government website.
Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House is located 5.8kms from central Christchurch.
By public transport
Catch the 120 (Burnside) bus and get off at 76 Clyde Road. Or catch the 130 (Hei Hei – Avonhead) or 100 (Wigram - The Palms) buses and get off at Creyke Road. From Creyke Road it’s a 3-minute walk to Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House.
The terrain in and around Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House is flat, which makes it perfect for cyclists of all ages and abilities. Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House is along the Uni-Cycle Puari ki Pū-taringa-motu route from central Christchurch.
From central Christchurch take Riccarton Road past Westfield Riccarton. After 2kms turn right onto Clyde Road. Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House is after 800m on your right.
From central Christchurch take Fendalton Road (signs for airport). After 2kms turn left Clyde Road. Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House is after 600m on your left.
From the airport follow Memorial Avenue for 4.9kms, then turn right onto Clyde Road. Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House is after 650m on your right.
There is combination of free and paid on-street parking on Clyde Road (see parking signs for times). In addition, there is parking available at the Clyde Car Park on Arts Road; free on after 5pm and on weekends and pay and display during weekdays from 9am – 5pm. There are two designated accessible parking spaces at Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House, just call ahead to let one of our staff know you’re coming.
There is no onsite parking.
Hours and Entry
Wednesday - Sunday
10.00am - 4.00pm
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday.
Gold Card $7.50
Student (tertiary) $7.50
Under 18 years Free
* Surcharges may apply for special events
Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House is an accessible friendly heritage home, and you are able to explore the whole museum and gardens. The house is a one-storey building with a wheelchair ramp and accessible toilet.
There are two designated accessible parking spaces at Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House. Please call ahead to book a park.
Food and Drink
Tea, coffee and refreshments are available on request. Bookings required.
This is a smoke and vape free site.
Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House offers a breath-taking backdrop for any special function or event. Our spaces range from landscaped gardens, historic verandas, large reception rooms and exclusive garden marquees.
The house has an idyllic garden setting perfect for wedding ceremonies, family occasions, private parties or corporate functions. Contact us for more info.
Children and whānau
Both inside and out, there are plenty of things for kids to do. Inside you can explore the house, discover what mischief Polly Plum has gotten up to throughout the house while learning about Kate Sheppard and a team of inspiring Kiwi women. Look through the viewfinder to see what the living room looked like back when Kate lived in the house. There’s even the chance to dress up, with period costumes available for kids to enjoy. Outside, there are tennis and Victorian games to keep kids active.
We have baby change facilities available.
Things to remember
We care for some important taonga (treasures) in our collection and our heritage buildings have lived a long life, so some rooms or items in the house may be off limits at times for conservation and maintenance.
Some rooms may be dimly lit depending on the weather and time of year.
Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is proud to be part of the Safe Space Alliance, offering safe and inclusive spaces that welcome and support the LGBTQI+ community.
A safe space is a space where the LGBTQI+ community can freely express themselves without fear. It is a space that doesn’t tolerate violence, bullying, or hate speech towards the LGBTQI+ community.