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