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East Auckland, New Zealand                               (09) 576 9506                                                                   visitors


Open 7 days a week

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

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Plan your Visit

Spend the day with us!

Bring the whole family and make a day of it at our open-air museum. The Fencible village is also a great place to entertain your visitors and perhaps teach them a little about New Zealand history! Bring a picnic and enjoy our heritage gardens while the kids have fun exploring all the old buildings and perhaps discovering a few surprises along the way.


Welcome to our open air museum

Services, Facilities, and Conveniences

  • Picnic areas available
  • Wheelchairs and wheelchair accessible toilets
  • A mobility scooter and free car parking
  • Smoking is not allowed within the village grounds at any time
  • Illustrated village brochures/guides are available (upon arrival) in English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese.

Opening Hours

Village opens:

7 Days a week 

10am - 5pm 

(last admission at 4pm)

Please note the Homestead Cafe will continue to open on a Monday.

The Village is closed:
Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day, Good Friday and ANZAC Day.

Entry Fee

Our Pricing for General Admission:

Under 5's:








Seniors (65 years and over)


Family (2 adult, 2 Children)


Group (10 adults or more)

$11.00 per Adult

H&DHS Members


Group Specials

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The Museum Shop

The gift shop at the Howick Historical Village is becoming well known as a source of tasteful and well-priced gifts and souvenirs, and includes a variety of gifts.

Why not look through the old fashioned toys for a gift with a difference? There is a variety - from Beatrix Potter memorabilia, to handmade dolls and teddy bears.

Maybe you would prefer to browse through the distinctive and inexpensive jewellery on show. Lavender and rose scented items abound.  You can find beautiful cards to send friends and family.

Remember the old fashioned sweets! When did you last taste a humbug, or aniseed ball? Perhaps you would rather take home a few seeds gathered from plants within the Village, to grow in your own garden.

Call in and find a treasure to take home, as a memento of your visit to our Living Museum.

The Homestead Café

The Homestead Cafe at the Howick Historical Village offers genuine home cooking in a colonial setting. Enjoy indoor ambience or outdoor charm with your friends and family. Even in the middle of winter you can soak up the sun while enjoying a leisurely coffee.

In keeping with the old world charm and character of the heritage building, our food reflects good home-cooked fare.

Functions by arrangement

Hours: Open Daily, 9am to 4pm.

Telephone: (09) 576 2873


Website: www.zomata@homesteadcafe


Map of the Historical Village


1. Private James Hanson's Tent
2. Private John Briody's Raupō
3. Private John Briody's Fencible Cottage
4. Private Edward McDaniel's Cottage
5. Sergeant Michael Ford's Fencible Cottage
6. Cpt. Smith's Homestead (Bell House) Private Functions Only
7. Bell Barn Closed to the public
8. Private Maher's Fencible cottage
9. Private Thomas Gallagher's Fencible Cottage
10. The Parsonage Closed to the public
11. Howick Arms Hotel
12. James White's General store & Post Office
13. Ngampu's Raupō Thatched Cottage

14. Sergeant. Barry's Cottage
15. George Somerville's Cowshed and creamery
16. The Coachhouse Closed to the public
17. Garden Shop Only open selected days
18. Ararimu Valley School
19. Udy's Barn Closed to the public
20. Wesleyan-Methodist Church
21. Early Settler’s Sod Cottage
22. John Bycroft’s Flour Mill
22. Charcoal Burners Camp and Kiln
24. Pakuranga School
25. The Bishop’s Creek Dame School
26. Bodger's Camp

27. Carpenter's Workshop
28. George Wagstaff’s Shop
29. Johnson’s Children's Museum
30. Colonel De Quincey’s Farm Cottage
31. Thomas Eckford’s Farm Homestead Includes Print Shop
32. The Howick Courthouse
33. Private Henry Brindle’s Fencible Cottage
34. Patrick Fitzpatrick’s Fencible Cottage
35. Puhi Nui Homestead
36. Logan's Shed
37. George & Elizabeth White’s Homestead


Terms and Conditions of entry into the Howick Historical Village

Entry into the Howick Historical Village is subject to the following conditions and may be revoked by Howick Historical Village for breach of specified conditions:

  1. Visitors enter the Village at their own risk and choose to do so under these conditions. No liability for loss, injury or damage will be accepted.
  2. Howick Historical Village reserves the right to change price, activities, displays and times without notice. No refunds will be given due to inclement weather, maintenance or construction work, or exhibits closed.
  3. Visitors must not enter any area marked ‘no entry’ or cross any barrier unless accompanied by a Village staff member.
  4. Visitors will be required to leave the Village if they; engage in conduct which unreasonably interferes with the enjoyment of others; hamper or impede the conduct of Village activities.
  5. Children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.
  6. Visitors must not bring into the Village any article which is likely to injure or disturb other persons, including chemical substances, alcoholic beverages, illegal substances or weapons.
  7. Visitors must not touch, disturb or interfere with any animal (including free range birds); throw any object; climb on (unless indicated), damage or deface any structure or signage; light any fire; or litter.
  8. No dogs are permitted on Village grounds (except fully vaccinated guide dogs).
  9. Photography and video is permitted for personal use only. Commercial use must be negotiated prior to shooting and with permission from Village staff. No photography or filming of children is allowed without permission.
  10. Smoking/vaping/e-cigarette is not permitted in the Village grounds. Visitors who do not comply will be asked to leave or may be removed.

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10am to 5pm
(last admission at 4pm)

Where we are

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Howick Historical Village

Bells Road

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