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Howick Historical Village

Bells Road | Lloyd Elsmore Park, Howick, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-576 9506
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Best museum in Auckland. Takes you back in time and lets you experience what life was like back... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Robert B
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Understanding the Past of English Settlers in NZ

The sun was shining and the Howick Historical Village shone. It was a school day so there were a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Enter another era at this living museum, where costumed staff and 30 restored buildings recreate an early Auckland settlement.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Bells Road | Lloyd Elsmore Park, Howick, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-576 9506
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best museum in Auckland. Takes you back in time and lets you experience what life was like back then. Hard to imagine living like that and yet they were so resourceful. Volunteer staff were friendly and attentive, their enthusiasm for their roles brings the place...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 3 days ago

The sun was shining and the Howick Historical Village shone. It was a school day so there were a few school groups but the staff kept them entertained playing old games. So I was able to explore this amazing place in relative quiet. Great attention...More

Thank Brenss
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Even if New Zealand history is not so long than the european one, european came far away from home after an endless trip and settled there. A very good way to know their way of life, their buildings, schools, church... and the live day is...More

Thank Angelique V
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This is an excellent example of life in early Auckland. The buildings are authentic and are very well maintained as are the gardens and surrounds. It is not expensive and there is an excellent cafe at the entrance to the village. Tip if the village...More

Thank JasKiwi
Reviewed 3 May 2017

I had personal reasons for wanting to visit the village as my great great great grandfathers cottage is located there. I contacted the staff before I flew to NZ and they were very helpful and welcoming even before I arrived. Once we got there Alan...More

Thank felicia_f29
Reviewed 12 April 2017

If you are keen on local history this is a nice place to visit as in a park and you can see how people lived as have actors, parking should be fine, if you have time visit the town of Howick as it is one...More

Thank mrterenceleg
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

What a lovely surprise. Absolutely beautiful old home with a very interesting history. Is in wonderful condition. Small admission charge. Very helpful staff. Definitely worth a visit

Thank Nan Johnston A
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

A fantastic place, packed full of information about early settlers and their experiences. Give yourself plenty of time and savour the atmosphere. The volunteers are brilliant and help bring the history of NZ alive. Do go, please!

1  Thank Adrian C
Reviewed 13 March 2017

you have to go here and have a look to see into the past what it was like go for the whole family and how it was away back 1800 hundreds will take about 2 hours to stop and look it you will love it...More

1  Thank Glen S
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Was fortunate enough to go as a parent helper on a school trip - was crazy busy with all our kids but the wonderful staff (who looked fab in their costumes) were awesome..... they were friendly, informative and extremely patient. The village was so interesting...More

Thank Raewyn H
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Mike U
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Response from Carol M | Reviewed this property |
I don't know either as we were on a self-drive holiday but the "I site" in Auckland ( down on the harbour) would be able to advise you, they are fantastic sites all around NZ to help with this sort of enquiry and tours... More
15 March 2015|
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Response from jeanmanning | Reviewed this property |
The villiage is open every day but better to go on the weekends when there is more activity. The best accommodation is Halfmoon bay Marina which is a short drive away but also 5 minutes walk to the ferry terminal where you... More