Explore the collection at Hurworth

Hurworth Cottage holds a small collection of domestic objects, many of which are related directly to the original family and in particular to its builder, the early New Plymouth immigrant and later New Zealand Premier Sir Harry Atkinson. 

Hair samples
Mementos of childhood of Samuel, Alice and Harry Atkinson.expand/collapse

The collection also benefited from donations of family items from the collection of Sir Harry’s granddaughter, Monica Govett Brewster.

Please note that due to conservation reasons not all objects may be on public display at any one time. If you are interested in viewing an item, please contact the Property Manager.  

Heritage New Zealand manages its collection of historic objects in its properties from a central database.  You can find out more about the how the Heritage New Zealand collection is managed, including donating items on this website.

To see further highlights from the collection online, search for Hurworth at New Zealand Museums