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.
Visit Highwic during our Coal Range Cooking days and see, smell and taste cooking being done on our authentic Victorian coal range.
Over 58 years Johnny Green - aka 'The Egg Cup Man' - has amassed an egg-ceptional collection of more than 9000 egg cups! is first - an Easter cup featuring yellow chicks - given to him as a boy in 1939 by his mother, was a treasured childhood possession, particularly following his mother's death two years later when he was put into an orphanage. As a soldier in the British Army from 1949 to 1955, the egg cup went with him wherever he was posted - in Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Singapore and Malaysia.
A visit to Highwic during the Easter holidays is going to be heaps of fun for children of all ages, see the house and gardens and while you are there take part in the "Peter Rabbit Trail" that will be running over the Easter holiday week during our usual opening hours of Wednesday - Sunday (closed Good Friday). These exciting activities will take children through every room in the house and around our award-winning garden.
Children hunt for images of Peter Rabbit hidden in the house and grounds, and everyone who completes the trail can go into the draw to win a super prize.
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.
As part of the Auckland Festival of Photography 2019, Alberton is delighted to host Taku toi kahurangi / My Precious Jewel, a collection of photographic works and a site specific installation by celebrated New Zealand artist Fiona Pardington MNZM.
Museums, archives, and historic places are both repositories of stories and versions of history that Pardington finds irresistible. Her photographs breathe life into inanimate objects, achieving what she describes as 'a radiant point of encounter – a punctum or a tear in the real from out of which steps a life revived, reconstituted or transubstantiated'.