Highlights

Heritage Cinemas

Heritage Cinemas

Photographs, leaflets, programmes, and posters from Hamilton’s heritage cinemas. These historic theatres include the State Theatre / Carlton Theatre, the Civic Theatre, the Embassy Theatre, and the Royal Theatre.

Waikato Brewery

Waikato Brewery

Waikato Brewery was established by William Cumming in 1873 at the river end of Cook Street in Hamilton East. The heritage collection includes photographs from various periods of Waikato Brewery, including their site on the corner of Tisdall Street and Richmond Street (later Bridges Street and now Anzac Parade).

Maps and Plans

Maps and Plans

Maps of Hamilton and the surrounding areas, and plans of public spaces and significant buildings.

Hotels

Hotels

Historic hotels including Hamilton Hotel, the Royal Hotel, the Commercial Hotel, and the Empire Hotel.

H & J Court window displays

H & J Court window displays

Photographs of H & J Court's window displays. These provide a view of historic fashions.