We are a living museum, we welcome you to Step back in time and experience life in a Fencible settlement during the 1840 to 1880 period.
The Howick Historical Village presents the early European history of Auckland, especially the Fencible immigration scheme. We have one of the most extensive collections of early colonial buildings in New Zealand, including raupo cottages, schools, Fencible cottages, church, forge and general store. Spend half a day strolling through the seven acre site at your leisure. The Howick Historical Village does not receive any core funding from the regional museum infrastructure and is not supported through public good rates, however it does receive an arts and cultural grant from the Howick Local Board and is run on an independent income and the generous support of individuals, trusts, foundations and companies. Your donation will support vital conservation work on our cottages to ensure that future generations can experience the story of the Fencibles and early settlers in Auckland. us.
Looking after our collections for the future is the cornerstone of everything we do. It is one of our biggest responsibilities and an ongoing challenge. Your donations will help us to care and maintain for all aspects of the Village and exhibits. We are constantly faced with new and unexpected challenges and without ongoing protections, the unique story of the Fencibles and early settlers will be lost forever.
The Society has developed the Howick Historical Village and members have free admission, except for special occasions. There are over 30 authentic buildings including a thatched sod cottage, forge, village store, school, church and settler's dwellings.
The Howick Historical Village is always looking for enthusiastic people to assist in the development of the museum.
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