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.


  • Collectors Cabinet - All Dolled Up 24/05/2018 - 26/08/2018

    Vintage kewpie dolls

    The next lot of curiosities to fill the cabinet in Alberton's ballroom is a sample of dolls dating from the 1880s to the 1950s. Belonging to Auckland collector Karen Staniland, Karen’s lifelong love of dolls began with a pink plastic Kewpie given to her as a toddler. She now has over 300 dolls as well as miniatures and teddy bears.


  • Coal Range Cooks 01/03/2018 - 15/11/2018

    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.

  • Free lunchtime concerts at Old St Paul's 12/06/2018 - 28/08/2018

    Interior of Old St Paul

    The winter programme of Tuesday lunchtime music returns to Old St Paul's.

  • Suffrage Day Workshop - Researching Women's Stories 19/09/2018

    Suffrage Day workshop

    Celebrate the 125th anniversary of New Zealand women receiving the vote by attending this fascinating workshop.   In 1893 nearly 32,000 women – almost a quarter of the adult European female population of New Zealand at the time – signed the Women’s Suffrage Petition. Researching the stories of these women can tell us much about life in their time and the impulses that drove them to call for change.

  • Kate Sheppard Ride 22/09/2018

    Frocks on bikes suffrage bike ride

    Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, in collaboration with Wellington Frocks on Bikes and our proud supporters Wellington Museum, Parliamentary Services, Premier House, the National Library of New Zealand, Thistle Inn, Bicycle Junction, Switched on Bikes, Victoria University of Wellington, Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Ministry for Women, Greater Wellington Regional Council and Wellington City Council are excited to commemorate 19 September 1893 – 125 years since women gained the right to vote – with the Kate Sheppard Ride.   Dress to impress and get your cycle wheels spinning!

  • Suffragists' Tea 22/09/2018 - 23/09/2018

    White camellia

    In celebration of the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand come along for tea at Alberton, the home of supporter Sophia Kerr Taylor where many a lively meeting would have taken place.

  • Hayes Engineering Operating Days 06/01/2019 - 07/04/2019

    Demonstrating the engineering works

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