There's always something happening with a heritage theme - at one of the properties we care for, or just other events, activities, operating days and opportunities for you to enjoy some time out.
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Entry fees for members
Members of Heritage New Zealand and members of organisations with which we have a reciprocal visiting agreement, please note that for special events and exhibitions an entry fee or surcharge may apply where normally free entry is available.
Check individual event listings for details.
Currently on display as part of the "Collector’s Cabinet" series at Alberton, is a fascinating selection of clocks, watches, timepieces, watchmakers tools and other collectibles belonging to horologist and historian Terry Sutcliffe.
Part of a collection of over 100 items, usually on display in his living room and in a purpose-built private museum on his property, the selection dating from the 19th and 20th centuries, includes pocket watches with New Zealand inscribed dials, military and railway watches, stands, cases, keys and intricate tools. A marine chronometer salvaged from one of Auckland’s best-known shipwrecks, the SS Wiltshire – the steamship that hit rocks on Great Barrier Island in May 1922 - also features.
Visit Highwic during our Coal Range Cooking days and see, smell and taste cooking being done on our authentic Victorian coal range.
View an exhibition of works inspired by Old St Paul's over the last 151 years.
Artists include Sir Michael Fowler, Artists: Sir Michael Fowler, Alfred Memelink, Marcus Ebbett, Bruce Haniel, Shirley Sutton, Brendan Grant, Nestor Opetaia, Peter Arnold, Peter Leitch, R Cowan, F J Niblock, Neil Harrap, Ethel Grady, Charlotte Youmans, Eleanor File, and Cranleigh Harper Barton.
Visit Highwic on Wednesday 18 and Friday 20 April and make some paper dolls. We will have a selection of paper dolls to colour, cut and make.
Suitable for school age children 5 years and older - but your little sister or brother can come and help you for free.
On Thursday 19 April, Highwic is running a special school holiday event for children - baking Gingerbread People. Numbers are limited so booking is essential - there are two sessions to choose from.
Suitable for school age children 5 years and older.
Join Wellington historian Elizabeth Cox for a guided tour of Old St Paul's WWI brass memorials.
Honour the past and hear about the 14 men who lost their lives during WWI and who are remembered at Old St Paul's. Following the event join us for the traditional rum/coffee and Anzac biscuits available for purchase.
Through New Zealand Archaeology Week, the New Zealand Archaeological Association is bringing archaeology to the public to increase public awareness and highlight the importance of protecting our archaeological heritage and what it tells us about ourselves and our stories.
Around the country, a variety of events are being hosted by consultant archaeologists, museums, heritage organisations and iwi. It includes public talks, historic walks, and displays right around the country. Heritage New Zealand is pleased to be participating in Archaeology Week through a range of events nationwide.
Women’s history is hidden history. Official histories, records and publications usually chart men’s lives. Archaeology is one of the ways we can uncover the female perspective by finding out what women in the past owned, did with their bodies, created, and consumed.
The UC Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities and Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga are hosting an amazing line-up of six female archaeologists, who will talk and answer questions on how archaeology can reveal women’s hidden histories. Join us to hear about women in the Mithraic cult, Iberian pre-history, and colonial Christchurch.
Join us at Highwic for the much anticipated Mother’s Day High Tea. Enjoy a custom-made menu from Tall Poppies Catering; a traditional high tea of delightful sweet and savoury treats served on fine china and accompanied by a selection of Harney & Sons speciality teas. Indulge in the luxury of Highwic and spoil mum this Mother’s Day.
Fresh flowers, vintage tea-cups and glassware and the traditional handicrafts of felting and crochet come together at Alberton this May as part of a programme of activities for Mother’s Day.
Come and join us at Highwic for a day full of Wedding Planning and meet some of the best wedding professionals who can help you make your special day perfect.
Special discounts available on the day. From amazing photographers to delicious wedding cakes, breath-taking wedding gowns and so much more. All setup in beautiful 1862 Highwic and our 4-Star Garden.