75 Bells Road
Pakuranga Heights
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Live Day TODAY!! Sunday 14 April 10am-4pm

Howick Historical Village Pakuranga, Auckland from Howick Historical Village

Experience an old-fashioned Village Fête. Play fair games and win prizes! Make butter, attend a Victorian school lesson, see the coal range fired-up and the blacksmith at work!

🐝 The village beekeeper Talk & beeswax candle making at 1pm
🍦 Mister Gelato
🪓 The Solo Blacksmith
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Experience an old-fashioned Village Fête. Play fair games and win prizes! Make butter, attend a Victorian school lesson, see the coal range fired-up and the blacksmith at work!

🐝 The village beekeeper Talk & beeswax candle making at 1pm
🍦 Mister Gelato
🪓 The Solo Blacksmith
🧈 Make your own butter
📖 Meet the bookbinders
🥁 Morris dancers and City of Manukau Pipes & Drums
🌿 East Auckland Eco Day as part of EcoFest

AND MORE!! Bring the family and make a day of it!

Admission: adult $18, student/senior $14, child $10, family pass $46, child under 5, members & annual pass holders - free entry
Howick Historical Village, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga

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70 days ago

2024 Easter Extravaganza!

Howick Historical Village Pakuranga, Auckland from Howick Historical Village

The Howick Historical Village Easter Extravaganza is BACK for 2024. Come along to experience a fun-filled, family-friendly celebration!
Explore the Village with an egg hunt* and Easter trail or take photos with the Easter Bunny! Discover how aspiring bunnies are trained by the Easter Fairy in a … View more
The Howick Historical Village Easter Extravaganza is BACK for 2024. Come along to experience a fun-filled, family-friendly celebration!
Explore the Village with an egg hunt* and Easter trail or take photos with the Easter Bunny! Discover how aspiring bunnies are trained by the Easter Fairy in a live show by Act One Productions.**

With plenty of chocolate, crafts, face painting, and outdoor games, there will be something around every corner. Learn how to make homemade butter, see the coal range fired up in Puhi Nui, or explore our heritage gardens. Make a day of it!

Enjoy sweet treats & savoury snacks from Mister Gelato and The Dog Father, or grab lunch from the Homestead Café. Visit our one-of-a-kind 1850s Sweet Shop offering an array of old-fashioned treats, or make your own lollipop with confectioner Stephen Parsons!
Tickets: adult $20, child $12, babies 1 year and under are free. Booking is essential, pre-booked tickets only.

Please note Annual Passes and Memberships cannot be used for admission to this event.

*Starting from 10 am, there will be 600 tokens hidden outside in the gardens only. Children can exchange up to 3 tokens for 3 Easter chocolates! While supplies last - tokens will not be re-hidden.
**Live shows will be held throughout the day. Check the schedule in your booklet.

93 days ago

Live Day | Victorian Valentine's

Howick Historical Village Pakuranga, Auckland from Howick Historical Village

Love is in the air at Howick Historical Village! ❤️
Step back in time this Live Day to learn about the history of romance, courtship, marriage, and the traditions of Valentine's Day in the Victorian era.

🌹 Make a card or lavender sachet for that special someone
🌹 Purchase sweets… View more
Love is in the air at Howick Historical Village! ❤️
Step back in time this Live Day to learn about the history of romance, courtship, marriage, and the traditions of Valentine's Day in the Victorian era.

🌹 Make a card or lavender sachet for that special someone
🌹 Purchase sweets for your sweet in the old-fashioned sweet shop
🌹 Stroll the picturesque streets and picnic in the gardens blooming with summer colour!
🌹 Book a special portrait session to receive a unique keepsake you will treasure forever

Meet costumed villagers, attend a Victorian school lesson or learn about blacksmithing, woodworking and bookbinding. Watch the Morris dancers at 10:30am & 11:30am and the bagpipe band at 12pm.

Tintype portrait session $150 (includes admission). Bookings are highly recommended as sessions are limited. Book at events.humanitix.com...

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133 days ago

LIVE DAY | Summer Picnic

Howick Historical Village Pakuranga, Auckland from Howick Historical Village

Dig out the picnic hamper, fill it with snacks for a summer’s day, and come along to enjoy traditional outdoor fun, games, crafts, and more!

Step back in time and learn how to create a rag rug, make homemade butter, or attend a Victorian School lesson. Explore the worlds of bookbinding, … View more
Dig out the picnic hamper, fill it with snacks for a summer’s day, and come along to enjoy traditional outdoor fun, games, crafts, and more!

Step back in time and learn how to create a rag rug, make homemade butter, or attend a Victorian School lesson. Explore the worlds of bookbinding, woodworking and blacksmithing, or simply enjoy a stroll around the heritage gardens blooming with summer flowers.

With a gelato cart, performances by The City of Auckland Morris Dancers at 10:30am & 11:30am, the Manukau Pipes and Drums band at 12pm, all-day bookbinding demonstrations by the Association of Book Crafts - Auckland chapter, the re-opening of the forge with The Solo Blacksmith at the helm, and a talk by the Village bee keeper Sara Russ (a.k.a. The Bee Lady) at 1pm, there will be lots to see and do! Bring the family and make a day of it!

Admission: adult $18, student/senior $14, child $10, family $46, free entry for Society members, annual pass holders & children under five. Homestead Café will be open for dine-in or to takeaway into the Village grounds.

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138 days ago

December at the Village

Howick Historical Village Pakuranga, Auckland from Howick Historical Village

Experience the magic of Christmases past! Explore the Village festively decorated for Christmas with trees, decorations and stockings hung by the fire! Take photos on the 'one-horse-open-carriage', pulled by Logan the horse, or in front of the big tree in the Victorian parlour of Puhi Nui… View moreExperience the magic of Christmases past! Explore the Village festively decorated for Christmas with trees, decorations and stockings hung by the fire! Take photos on the 'one-horse-open-carriage', pulled by Logan the horse, or in front of the big tree in the Victorian parlour of Puhi Nui homestead. Go on the hunt for cheeky elves who have escaped Santa's workshop!

• Candle making: Saturdays 11am ($6 per person)
• Butter making: Sunday 10 December 11am & Sunday 17 December 10:30-3:30
• Christmas crafts: make paper angel & snowflake decorations
• Christmas lights & decorations! EXTENDED HOURS Saturday 16 December, open until 9pm! Experience the magic of festive lights after dark.

Adult $18, child $7, family $38, child under 5 free. No booking required. Please note that the capacity is limited for candle making.

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174 days ago

Twilight Christmas at Howick Historical Village

Howick Historical Village Pakuranga, Auckland from Howick Historical Village

Step into the magic of Christmases past in an enchanting heritage setting!

Wander through our festively decorated grounds and enjoy the magic of our Christmas lights as the sun goes down.

Grab a bite to eat at a variety of food trucks and enjoy live carol singing performances! There will be … View more
Step into the magic of Christmases past in an enchanting heritage setting!

Wander through our festively decorated grounds and enjoy the magic of our Christmas lights as the sun goes down.

Grab a bite to eat at a variety of food trucks and enjoy live carol singing performances! There will be something for everyone with Christmas crafts, the chance to meet Santa in the grand Puhi Nui homestead, and our old-fashioned sweet shop filled with treats.

Browse the mini market stalls filled with handmade goods and seasonal treats like mince tarts and plenty of goodies to fill stockings!

Limited door sale tickets. Booking is highly recommended.

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176 days ago

LIVE DAY | Exploring the Past

Howick Historical Village Pakuranga, Auckland from Howick Historical Village

Step back in time at Howick Historical Village to explore daily life in the past.

Delve into the world of ancestry and artefacts with two talks spread throughout the day. Learn about the Victorian passion for collecting and their Cabinets of Curiosity at 11:00 with Lexie Palmer-Gapper, General … View more
Step back in time at Howick Historical Village to explore daily life in the past.

Delve into the world of ancestry and artefacts with two talks spread throughout the day. Learn about the Victorian passion for collecting and their Cabinets of Curiosity at 11:00 with Lexie Palmer-Gapper, General Manager. Then, at 1pm hear from Seonaid Harvey, Senior Research Librarian Family History, Central Auckland Research Centre on how to begin your own family history research.

Experience the Village bustling with life, with costumed villagers and performances by Morris dancers at 10:30am and 11:30am and the bagpipe band at 12:00pm! Try your hand at calligraphy or making a silhouette portrait and meet bookbinders from the NZ Association of Book Crafts. Be the first to see the new Coach House display and learn about early transportation in Auckland.

There will be something for everyone with the coal range in Puhi Nui homestead fired-up and traditional treats on offer. Make butter or attend a Victorian school lesson. Visit the sweet shop, filled with old-fashioned lollies & fudge.

Explore the gardens and unwind at the Homestead Café for brunch or lunch. Make a day of it!

Admission: adult $18, student/senior $14, child $10, family $46, child under 5, members & annual pass holders - free. Unlimited door sales available.

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225 days ago

Halloween at the Village | Festival of Frights

Howick Historical Village Pakuranga, Auckland from Howick Historical Village

Howick Historical Village’s ‘Festival of Frights’ is back!
Explore the grounds after dark, lit up and decorated for All Hallows' Eve. Beware of fiendish and frightening villagers lurking along the way…
Come in costume for a chance to win prizes, or come as your best spooky self. Brew… View more
Howick Historical Village’s ‘Festival of Frights’ is back!
Explore the grounds after dark, lit up and decorated for All Hallows' Eve. Beware of fiendish and frightening villagers lurking along the way…
Come in costume for a chance to win prizes, or come as your best spooky self. Brew a ghoulish potion or make an old-fashioned lollipop! Trick-or-treat your way through the streets and follow the ‘Riddle Route’ trail to learn about creepy Victorian Halloween traditions.

With food trucks, a gelato cart, games, face-painting, the sweet shop and crafts, this will be a spooktacular evening not to be missed!

Book tickets now if you dare…

Admission: adult $25, child $15, child under 3 free. No door sales. All children under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult supervisor. Parental discretion is advised.

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251 days ago

Live Day | Celebrating Korean Culture

Howick Historical Village Pakuranga, Auckland from Howick Historical Village

Come along to Howick Historical Village on this special Live Day to celebrate the rich cultural traditions of Korea!

We are delighted to host this event in association with Yongrahn Park, Korean Positive Ageing Charitable Trust, and other Korean community groups from across Tāmaki Makaurau … View more
Come along to Howick Historical Village on this special Live Day to celebrate the rich cultural traditions of Korea!

We are delighted to host this event in association with Yongrahn Park, Korean Positive Ageing Charitable Trust, and other Korean community groups from across Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

Along with all our usual Live Day attractions, there will be drumming and dance performances, colourful Hanbok (traditional Korean dress), art, demonstrations and more.

Watch a traditional tea ceremony in the parlour of the grand homestead Puhi Nui in the morning and a traditional wedding ceremony in the afternoon! Sample sweet and savoury treats and learn the arts of calligraphy and brush writing. Sit in the Victorian school room for a language lesson.

As always costumed Villagers will be onsite demonstrating crafts and skills from the 19th century. Try your hand at making butter, see the coal range and bread oven fired up, and check out the blacksmiths at work in the forge. The sweet shop will open for business, filled with old-fashioned lollies and treats.

Step back in time, explore the gardens, unwind in the Homestead café and make a day of it!

Admission: adult $18, student/senior $14, child $10, family $46, child under 5, members & annual pass holders - free entry. Unlimited door sales available.

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279 days ago

LIVE DAY | Midwinter Celebration

Howick Historical Village Pakuranga, Auckland from Howick Historical Village

Join us at Howick Historical Village for a cosy midwinter Live Day! Prepare for the cold as the Victorians did - learn how to make a rag rug and your own candles. Sip mulled apple juice and dance the winter blues away with the Morris dancers!

Houses were festively decorated with greenery and … View more
Join us at Howick Historical Village for a cosy midwinter Live Day! Prepare for the cold as the Victorians did - learn how to make a rag rug and your own candles. Sip mulled apple juice and dance the winter blues away with the Morris dancers!

Houses were festively decorated with greenery and lights. Learn how to make an evergreen wreath or bough with the Howick Floral Art club at 11:30am.

Meet costumed Villagers, see the coal range in Puhi Nui homestead fired up, blacksmiths at work at the forge and attend a Victorian school lesson. Try sewing on a Vintage hand-crank machine! Visit the sweet shop, filled with old-fashioned lollies, fudge and treats.

Book in for a special portrait session with photographer Adrian Cook of TINTYPE CENTRAL to experience how images were made in the 19th century with light sensitive wet-plates.

Come along to experience the Village bustling with life! Explore the gardens and unwind at the Homestead Café for brunch or lunch. Make a day of it!

Admission: adult $18, student/senior $14, child $10, family $45, child under 5, members & annual pass holders - free entry. Unlimited door sales available.

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303 days ago

LIVE DAY | Matariki

Annaliese Lines from Howick Historical Village

Join us to celebrate Matariki, explore connections to our taiao (environment) and learn more about the tenets of the Māori New Year such as remembrance, acknowledging our bounty and planning for the future.

We are proud to present Pacific Frequencies: MAHU, an interactive audio exhibition … View more
Join us to celebrate Matariki, explore connections to our taiao (environment) and learn more about the tenets of the Māori New Year such as remembrance, acknowledging our bounty and planning for the future.

We are proud to present Pacific Frequencies: MAHU, an interactive audio exhibition focusing on Indigenous and Pacific stories of home and healing.

Explore the grounds in a tour of our heritage gardens to learn about plants and their medicinal uses. Discover ways to dye fabric the natural way or craft a star and make a wish for the New Year!

Check out some of our other regular live day activities, see the coal range in Puhi Nui homestead fired up and the blacksmiths at work in the forge. Pick up some old-fashioned lollies at the sweet shop or unwind at the Homestead Café. There will be something for everyone so make a day of it!

Admission: adult $18, student/senior $14, child $10, family $45. Children under 5, members & annual pass holders - free entry. Tickets are available to pre-book on Eventfinda. Unlimited door sales will be available on the day.

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310 days ago

School Holiday Fun at the Village!

Annaliese Lines from Howick Historical Village

Discover the ways of the old days in demonstrations and hands-on activities with costumed Visitor Hosts.

Butter Making: Fridays and Sundays 11am-3pm
Coal range baking: Wednesdays 10am
Candle-making: Thursdays 11am
Crafts & outdoor games: everyday
Feed the chooks: everyday at 10:45

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Discover the ways of the old days in demonstrations and hands-on activities with costumed Visitor Hosts.

Butter Making: Fridays and Sundays 11am-3pm
Coal range baking: Wednesdays 10am
Candle-making: Thursdays 11am
Crafts & outdoor games: everyday
Feed the chooks: everyday at 10:45

Admission: adult $14, senior/student $12, child $6, child under 5 free.
No bookings required. Candle making $6 per person. Limited availability.

On Friday 14 July butter making will be at 11am only, rather than drop in 11am-3pm
. Open Tues-Sun 10am-4pm. CLOSED Mondays. Homestead Café open 7 days.

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321 days ago

Pacific Frequencies: Mahu | Audio Exhibition

Annaliese Lines from Howick Historical Village

Visit Howick Historical Village to tune into Pacific Frequencies: Mahu, a sonic exhibition highlighting Indigenous and Pacific stories of home and healing, created and developed by the all wāhine production collective BRŌWNALFĀ.

Exploring channels of urban Polynesian and Māori experiences … View more
Visit Howick Historical Village to tune into Pacific Frequencies: Mahu, a sonic exhibition highlighting Indigenous and Pacific stories of home and healing, created and developed by the all wāhine production collective BRŌWNALFĀ.

Exploring channels of urban Polynesian and Māori experiences in Tāmaki Makaurau, this immersive storytelling installation is situated in Brindle Cottage, a mid-19th century settler’s home now used for educational activities. Pacific Frequencies: Mahu features a purpose built Polynesian-themed living room from a slightly earlier era. Settle yourself into this domestic space, throw on some headphones, and flick through a world of sound and stories on an old-school radio.

Poets, musicians, and storytellers from East and South Auckland collaborated with BRŌWNALFĀ to design this soundscape-driven audio experience. Opening the discussion around story sovereignty, the exhibit delves into the Pacific diaspora, tūrangawaewae, and the ever-changing understanding of Tāmaki Makaurau's history.

This project is funded by Arts Out East, supported by Te Tuhi, Howick Local Board, and Howick Historical Village.

July 9 – August 4 (Tuesday – Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm)

75 Bells Road, Pakuranga, Auckland, New Zealand. In Lloyd Elsmore Park. Free with admission to Howick Historical Village. Admission price: Adults $14, senior/student $12, Child $6.

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338 days ago

LIVE DAY | Victorian Hobbies, Games & Crafts

Annaliese Lines from Howick Historical Village

Join us at Howick Historical Village and step back in time to discover what the Victorians did on their days off, in leisure time devoted to crafts, hobbies and games!

See displays of handmade quilts from the museum collection, have a go at hand-crank sewing on a vintage Singer machine, and … View more
Join us at Howick Historical Village and step back in time to discover what the Victorians did on their days off, in leisure time devoted to crafts, hobbies and games!

See displays of handmade quilts from the museum collection, have a go at hand-crank sewing on a vintage Singer machine, and learn how natural resources were used to dye fabrics! Make your own beeswax candle to take home, or try our iconic butter-making activity! There will be something for everyone with parlour and outdoor games and crafts to enjoy!

Meet costumed Villagers, see the coal range in Puhi Nui homestead fired up, see blacksmiths at work at the forge and attend a Victorian school lesson. The sweet shop will be open and filled with old-fashioned lollies, fudge, and treats.

In a special session at 11am, learn how to level up your garden with natural resources with the Village’s Heritage Gardener, Luke Southern. No booking is required.

Explore the heritage gardens or unwind at the Homestead Café for brunch or lunch. Make a day of it!

Admission: adult $18, student/senior $14, child $10, family $45. Children under 5, members & annual pass holders - free entry. Tickets are available to pre-book on Eventfinda. Unlimited door sales will be available on the day.

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338 days ago

Kōrero & Kaputi - Talk & Tea Tasting

Annaliese Lines from Howick Historical Village

In the beautiful setting of the historic Bell house, meet Helen Paul-Smith (Tapuika/Ngaiterangi), co-founder of artisan tea blenders ŌKU.

In this informal talk, delve into a sensory world, exploring the flavours and remarkable healing properties of Aotearoa’s native plants. Many of these … View more
In the beautiful setting of the historic Bell house, meet Helen Paul-Smith (Tapuika/Ngaiterangi), co-founder of artisan tea blenders ŌKU.

In this informal talk, delve into a sensory world, exploring the flavours and remarkable healing properties of Aotearoa’s native plants. Many of these rākau (plants) have a rich history of traditional use, helping to maintain ora (well-being). Along with more familiar herbs and ingredients, plants such as Kawakawa, Kūmarahou, Mānuka, Houhere, Akeake, Horopito, and Karamū, feature in her teas, elixirs and balms. Many of the plants used are hand-harvested and sourced in the wild, following strict protocol; OKU is conscious of being good kaitiaki (guardians) of the Whenua (land) in this emerging industry, ensuring its sustainability. Helen was Māori Women’s Development Inc Businesswoman of the Year 2022 for Sales & Marketing.


The session ends with a Q&A and the chance to sample ŌKU tea served in the Village’s vintage fine china teacups. Event duration approx. 1 hour. Tickets include entry to explore Howick Historical Village.

Bookings are essential. Book via Eventfinda or email village@historicalvillage.org.nz.

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