Visit our Living History Museum                                        (09) 576 9506                                                                   events@fencible.org.nz

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

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

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.

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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.
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Visitor Dressup

'A picture paints a thousand words.'  Remember your special day with us by having your photo taken in an 1850's costume, set in a beautiful historic background of your choice.  Some favourite settings are, in the parlour of Puhi Nui house, on the horse carriage, sitting on the log overlooking the pond, or besides the beautiful number one listed historical building, Bell House and many more.  Monday to Thursday only, there is a small cost, please enquire at the shop on entry.      
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Opening Hours

Village opens:

Every day from 10am to 4pm (last admission)

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:

Free

Children:

$8.00

Students

$12.00

Adults:

$16.00

Seniors (65 years and over)

$12.00

Family (2 adult, 2 Children)

$40.00

Group (10 adults or more)

$11.00 per Adult

HHV Members

Free

Group Specials

View Group Information

Schools

View School Information

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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

Email: homesteadhowick@gmail.com

Website: www.zomata@homesteadcafe

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Map of the Historical Village

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Agenda

1. Private James Hanson's Tent
2. Private John Briody's Raupo
3. Private John Briody's Fencible Cottage
4. Private Edward McDaniel's Cottage
5. Sergeant Michael Ford's Cottage
6. Cpt. Smith's Homestead (Bell House
7. Private Maher's Fencible cottage
8. Private T Gallagher's Cottage
9. The Parsonage
10. Howick Arms Hotel
11. White's General store
12. Mail Runners Cottage
13. Sgt. Barry's Cottage
14. Cowshed and creamery
15. The Coachhouse
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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.
  10. Smoking is not permitted in the Village grounds. Visitors who do not comply will be asked to leave or may be removed.

See what Events are on in the historical village

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Have you considered celebrating your birthday at our historical village?

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Weddings are a very special day that we can host for you

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Make a day of it

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

Pakuranga

Auckland

New Zealand