Help save Helensville Museum!

$1,545 of $10,000 goal
Given by 24 generous donors in 8 weeks

We are here for our community, and without our community we cannot survive. We need your help.


Helensville Museum, founded in 1968, was relocated to its current site on the River Reserve in 2000, and is now home to 4 built heritage buildings, a barn and an office.

We are caretakers of over 5000 artefacts and an extensive archive.

Time takes its toll on all things, and our objects are no different.

Its time to refurbish.

Work has already begun on sprucing up our decks and pathways, but all our buildings need repairs and repainting. Lights need to be upgraded to meet standards, fragile and unstable objects need proper storage, and we have recently been overwhelmed by an invasion of every museums worst nightmare, borer and silverfish.

We operate on the zest of volunteers and the generosity of our community and sponsors.

Heavy fundraising is required to get the work done, so we are asking for you, our community, to help us reach our goals.

$10,000 is the lower end of what we need, so if you can even donate time or resources, please get in touch, we really do need all the help we can get.

Donors giving $200+ can ask for their name to be included on the donor wall. Or sponsor a specific part of the project, eg, the exterior repainting of Hedley House and receive a years family membership and a plague on the wall.

About us

We are a community museum run almost entirely by volunteers. We are caretakers of the local history and try to keep it accessible to to all.

We aim to engage the community with stories of our district.

By inspiring the community to delve deeper into our cultures and our history, we aim to stimulate them to look beyond their current knowledge and to engage in conversation to better appreciate the community we live in

Use of funds

Funds raised will go directly to the repair, refurbishment, pest control and upgrading of our built heritage, displays and artefact conservation/storage.

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Latest donations

Ngaire on 17 Aug 2019
Judith on 17 Aug 2019
Donna on 17 Aug 2019
Helen Martin
Helen Martin on 26 Jul 2019
Joh and Jane
Joh and Jane on 26 Jul 2019

Who's involved?

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