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Open 7 days a week

Opening Hours: 10am - 5pm                              Last admittance at 4pm

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Upcoming Events

  • Experience our living historical village

    Corona Virus Update

    Howick Historical Village  temporary closure to the public

    Howick Historical Village will close from 5pm Sunday 22nd March for two weeks, subject to review and to slow the transmission of COVID-19.

    We will be working hard over the next few days and weeks to develop new ways to engage you – our valued visitors through social media. We are busy behind the scenes caring for our heritage gardens, taonga and historic buildings and getting ready to welcome you back to the museum.

     The Homestead Cafe is remaining open currently and is following all ministry advice.

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    Experience Living History
    Walk through our front gate of our Living Museum and step into the pages of a colonial history book. Explore the early settlement of Howick as it was in the mid to late 1800s. Open the doors of real homes and experience living history for yourself.  See how the early settlers would have lived as they went about their daily activities.
    Better still, come along to one of our monthly "Meet the Villagers" Live Days where you will get the opportunity to interact with costumed villagers –perhaps chat with a Fencible soldier, or play an old time game of hoops with the kids. Explore the heritage garden, have a picnic on the lawn or relax with home-style food and coffee in our cafe. And please ask questions of our volunteers on site. We love to share our knowledge of local history.

  • 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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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.


  • Meet the Villagers
  • The Grounds
  • The Buildings
  • Inside the Buildings
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Make a day of it

icon time blueOpen 7 days a week
10am to 5pm
(last admission at 4pm)

Where we are

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Howick Historical Village

Bells Road

Lloyd Elsmore Park



New Zealand