You’ll find us in Howick, 
East Auckland, New Zealand                               (09) 576 9506                                                          

Open every day
from 10am to last admission 4pm
(unless advised differently)

You’ll find us in Howick,
East Auckland, New Zealand

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  • Closure Notification

    Village Closed from 23rd April through 5th May
    Please note that our museum will be closed to the public for filming from Tuesday 23rd April and will re-open on Monday 6th May.  The Homestead Cafe and Museum shop will remain open and staff will still be on hand for any inquiries and emails.
    Upcoming Events:
    Bunny Fun Holiday - Monday to Thursday 15th to 18th April, 10am-3pm
    Easter Egg-citement - Meet the Villagers Live Day - April 21st, 10am-4pm
    Mother's Day - Mother's day activities and cream tea served in Puhi Nui - Sunday 12th May, 10-2pm
    An Exhibition celebrating Queen Victoria's 200 - born 24 May 1819 - mid May-June-July 2019

Why visitors love to come to our Historical Village

  • Meet the Villagers

    Experience village life in 19th Century New Zealand. Interact with villagers in period costumes as they go about daily tasks, play Victorian era children’s games, perhaps watch Fencible soldiers go through their drills, or enjoy a marching band.

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  • School Visits

    Kids, it’s time to put down your cellphone and pick up the chalk! Our school visitors get to experience interactive classroom learning in the 1840-1880 period.

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  • Weddings

    Live in the 21st century, but get married in the finery and elegance of the 19th Century.

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Upcoming Events

  • Meet the Villagers
  • The Grounds
  • The Buildings
  • Inside the Buildings

Celebrate your event in our historical surroundings

  • Brindle Cottage

    Built in 1852, this small one room cottage with connecting room and kitchen is the ideal space for birthday parties and social events.


  • Buildings & Grounds

    The grass lawns throughout the village provide a peaceful venue for weddings and functions. The pond and rustic cottages provide a picturesque backdrop for photographs.


  • Historic Bell House

    It may have been built in 1851 but this authentic Victorian homestead has all the facilities and  technology you need for a 21st Century meeting, function, wedding, seminar or exhibition.

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  • Historic Church

    Get married in in our 1867 church. Painted white walls and wooden pews create the perfect setting for those wedding memories and photos.


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Make a day of it

icon time blueOpen every day
from 10am to 4pm
(last admission &
unless advised differently)


Where we are

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Howick Historical Village

Bells Road

Lloyd Elsmore Park



New Zealand