Visiting Howick Historical Village is an opportunity to learn about New Zealand’s European settlers during the Fencible Period (1840 to 1880).
  • Walk around our 7 acre site
  • Explore gardens and buildings in a Fencible settlement
  • View our thirty original colonial buildings collected on site
  • Highlights include walking inside the historic schools, villages, church, and general store
  • Chat to the costumed staff in this living history museum while enjoying the beautiful surroundings
  • Take a break to savour the home-style food and coffee in the café
  • Come to a Live Day, where the village is brought to life with different village characters

What does ”Fencible” mean? Read the Fencible Story to find out.


Open Daily – excluding certain holidays

10:00 am to last admission at 4:00pm (3:00 pm in winter)

See the Visit Us page for pricing, directions, and other visiting information

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