Visitors arriving to Kate Sheppard House being welcomed by staff.

From December 10, 2021 Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House will be open under ORANGE in the traffic light system. If you’re visiting us, you will need to present your Vaccine Pass to staff and follow our Covid-19 requirements. Please stay home if you’re sick. For the latest on Covid-19 in Aotearoa New Zealand visit the official government website.

Getting Here

Address

83 Clyde Road
Ilam
Christchurch 8041

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+64 3 341 1360

katesheppardhouse@heritage.org.nz

Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House is located 5.8kms from central Christchurch.

By public transport

Bus

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.

Cycling

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.

By road

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.

 


Parking

Parking

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

Opening Hours

Wednesday - Sunday
10.00am - 4.00pm

Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday. Closed on Anzac Day (25 April) until 1.00pm.

Entry

Member Free

Adult $15.00

Gold Card $7.50

Student (tertiary) $7.50

Under 18 years Free

* Surcharges may apply for special events
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Accessibility

Accessibility

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.


Cafe

Food and Drink

Tea, coffee and refreshments are available on request. Bookings required.

This is a smoke and vape free site.

Refreshments available at Kate Sheppard House on request

Venue Hire

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.

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Child looking through a viewfinder at a historic photo of the dining room at Kate Sheppard House
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.


Safe Space

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.

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