You’ll find us in Howick, 
East Auckland, New Zealand                               (09) 576 9506                                                          

Open every day
from 10am to last admission 4pm
(unless advised differently)

You’ll find us in Howick,
East Auckland, New Zealand

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Bell House Saturday, 18 August 2018, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Celebrate your special day in a beautiful and unique setting on this auspicious date, Aug 18, 2018. '818' is homophonic to 'making a fortune', hence the date's popularity among Chinese. Our wedding package includes, marriage ceremony, photography, historic 1850's church, decorated venue, bouquet, bubbly, cake and canapes. For more information email here.

Entire Historical Village Sunday, 19 August 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Today we're celebrating the riches of our land and the treasures it provides us.  Come and help the villagers harvest vegetables from the garden and take a tour of the herb garden.  Mr Clip will be shearing sheep by hand, the traditional old fashioned way, then you can head off to the wool spinners and watch the process of wool spinning.  A small selection of farm yard animals also on show. Butter making, crafts and games for the children and so much more.  Enjoy a family day out with us.

Bell House Sunday, 02 September 2018, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us on Father's Day for Burgers in Bell House.  Fathers FREE with 3 or more paying guests.  Price is $20 pp, includes Burger and Free Photo memento plus FREE entry into the village on the day.  Everyone is welcome.  Bookings are essential, please complete the booking form here.


Entire Historical Village Sunday, 16 September 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us today as our Living Museum bursts into life with costumed villagers going about their day to day life as if they were living in the 19th Century.  Traditional games, crafts, baking and games, come along and experience a day in the life of a Fencible Settler.  Join in the many activities on offer including attending school, making butter, sampling food cooked on a coal range, watching demonstrations by the 65th Regiment Soldiers and much more. We look forward to meeting you. 

Entire Historical Village Monday, 01 October 2018, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Families anc children can explore the village and join in activities linked to occupations from the old days.  Candle maker, besom maker, rope maker or blacksmith are probably not on the list of jobs you would choose today as technology and changing times have largely replaced them, but these holidays we are reviving them again.  Come and find out more.

In addition to this, you can join our Villagers demonstrations of these occupations at 11am and 2pm Monday to Friday only.

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icon time blueOpen every day
from 10am to 4pm
(last admission &
unless advised differently)


Where we are

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Howick Historical Village

Bells Road

Lloyd Elsmore Park



New Zealand