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

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Courtroom Drama!


Courtroom Drama

At Howick Historical Village we have a court room which has a long history of punishing people who broke the rules of the time.

The building itself was saved from being demolished at a time when many people thought 'its old, knock it down' and we lost many heritage buildings.

The cases tried in the court fall into the Civil 'petty' category. Petty comes from the French word 'petit' meaning small. That means petty theft, name calling, playing cricket on a Sunday, horses speeding through Howick and profanity in public spaces.

The Court is run by Magistrates - they ask questions, make decision and sentence the defendant. Magistrates are local well respected people whose judgements are considered sound.

Why not transport yourself back to the Howick Court and rein act a court case, 'People versus Mr Needle' or the very prestigious court case  'The Fairy tale Felons.'

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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