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.


  • The Collector's Cabinet: Clocks 26/02/2018 - 18/04/2018

    Collectors Cabinet: Clocks

    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. 

  • Coal Range Cooks 01/03/2018 - 21/06/2018

    Coal Range Cooks

    Visit Highwic during our Coal Range Cooking days and see, smell and taste cooking being done on our authentic Victorian coal range.

  • Old St Paul's in art 13/04/2018 - 26/04/2018

    Old St Paul

    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.

  • Paper doll making 18/04/2018 - 20/04/2018

    Paper dolls

    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.

  • Gingerbread people 19/04/2018

    Gingerbread men

    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.

  • Anzac Day at Old St Paul's 25/04/2018

    Anzac Day at Old St Paul

    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.

  • New Zealand Archaeology Week 2018 28/04/2018 - 06/05/2018

    NZ Archaeology Week

    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 in Archaeology 06/05/2018

    Women in Archaeology

    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. 

  • Mothers' Day High Tea 13/05/2018

    Highwic high tea

    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.


  • Handmade for Mother 12/05/2018 - 13/05/2018

    Flower arranging at Alberton

    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. 


  • Winter Wedding Fair 24/06/2018

    Wedding Fair at Highwic

    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.