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Matthew Cowley Pacific Church History Centre

General Information

Hours and Admissions


The museum is open to the public free of charge.


Monday: Closed

Tuesday - Saturday: 10am – 4pm

Sunday: 1:30pm – 5:30pm

Location and Parking

465 Tuhikaramea Rd, Temple View, Hamilton 3218, New Zealand

The Matthew Cowley Pacific Church History Centre, with its library and museum, is located in the Wendell B. Mendenhall Building.  This building is in Temple View approximately 500 meters north-east of the Hamilton Temple Visitor’s Centre and Hamilton Temple.

A small parking lot is available in front of the Mendenhall Building with additional parking at nearby church buildings on Tuhikaramea Road and Fosters Road.

Parking Map

Policies and Guidelines

The policies listed below are the most relevant to our patrons.

General Rules of Conduct

General rules of conduct that we expect from all our visitors in order to maintain an environment conducive to study and research.

Reading Room Guidelines

If you will be using materials from our secure stacks collections, you will need to familiarize yourself with our Reading Room Guidelines before visiting the library.

Computer and Internet Use Policy

The library provides patrons access to public computers, all of which have an Internet connection. Patrons are welcome to use the computers for the purpose of doing research, but are expected to adhere to our Computer and Internet Use Policy.

Access Policy

Like many other archival institutions around the country, certain records in the Church History Library collections are not available to the public. For more information, see our Access Policy.

Group Visits

We recommend that groups with more than 10 members schedule a tour of the museum. Group tours can be scheduled by calling 07 834 9083 / 021 537 498 or emailing Tell us when you would like to visit, how many people will attend, and any special arrangements that are necessary. Please be aware that large groups will be divided into smaller numbers to facilitate a better museum experience.

Contact Us

Phone Number

07 834 9083


Mailing Address

Matthew Cowley Pacific Church History Centre

465 Tuhikaramea Rd, Temple View, Hamilton 3218

New Zealand

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