Events Ngā huinga

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.


  • Hayes Engineering Operating Days 08/01/2017 - 02/04/2017

    Demonstrating the engineering works

    Come and see Hayes Engineering Works in full operational mode at the special demonstration days over summer.

  • Music from Vienna 16/02/2017

    Music from Vienna

    Music from Vienna features Bernhard Weis on violin and Susanne Reichl on piano, and the wonderful acoustics at Old St Paul's.  The duo plays compositions from Wolfgang Mozart, Franz Schubert, Johann Strauss and others.

  • Celebrating 150 years of Clarks Mill 18/02/2017 - 19/02/2017

    Fenwick School students at Clarks Mill

    See, hear and feel this historic flour mill come back to life. Come and explore how wheat is grown, turned in flour and made into our daily bread.  Lots to do for all the family on both days, with some special events on each day.  Bring a picnic to enjoy on site, activities for kids and you're welcome to dress up 1940s-style too.

  • Towrags Old St Paul's Wellington Really Awesome Group Quilt Show 18/02/2017 - 19/01/2017

    TOWRAGS quiltin ggroup

    Wellington quilt group T.O.W.R.A.G.S (Totally Organised Women Religiously Attending Group Stitching) are back with their latest Fringe show.  After winning Best of Fringe 2010 with a sell-out show in a historic Wellington house the quilters have decided to go big in 2017.

    Old St Paul's plays host to over 150 quilts including such works as "Reds on the Beds", "9 Patch Latte", "Woodstock", "Thirst Quenchers", "Breezing Through the Capital" and "Tanzania With Love". The TOWRAGS, have been banned from performing at clubs across the region, so this time it is all about the quilts. Quilts to look at, quilts for sale and even a raffle quilt supporting Wellington Free Ambulance.

  • Time for Tea at Alberton 24/02/2017 - 26/02/2017

    High tea at Alberton

    Enjoy a memorable tea service in a beautiful historic setting - Alberton.  Limited numbers for luncheon or high tea.  This popular annual event is back, so book your tickets now.

  • How to research your house 11/03/2017

    Research your house

    Ever wondered about the story of your house?  Expert presenters from Heritage New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Wellington City Library, Wellington City Archives, the National Library, Victoria School of Architecture and a heritage consultant will look at the various go-to sources, from land deeds to building and architectural plans, wills, photographs, old newspapers, correspondence files, QVs and rates records.  Our presenters will outline the resources available and show you how and where to look.

  • Alberton Market Days 12/03/2017 - 09/04/2017

    Alberton free range eggs

    A fun, family friendly monthly outdoor Sunday market featuring fresh produce, plants & flowers, artisan food stalls, and handmade items with entertainment, coffee and a pop-up tearoom on the verandah at Alberton.  Every second Sunday of the month from November to April (except January).  

    Bring the whole family and join us for a leisurely day in Alberton's idyllic garden setting.

  • Auckland's Own Art Deco Day Out 19/03/2017

    Art Deco Day at Highwic

    Get out your boaters and boas, pack a picnic lunch and swing into Highwic to celebrate all things Art Deco. Swing back to the 1930s when fashion was hot and jazz was cool.