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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 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.
Visit Highwic during our Coal Range Cooking days and see, smell and taste cooking being done on our authentic Victorian coal range.
The winter programme of Tuesday lunchtime music returns to Old St Paul's.
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.
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!
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.
Come and see Hayes Engineering Works in full operational mode at the special demonstration days over summer.