Events and exhibitions Ngā Huinga, Whakakītenga

Enjoy the following events in the very special atmosphere provided by Highwic.  Follow the blue links to find out more about each event.

  • Coal Range Cooks 02/03/2017 - 20/07/2017

    Katrina and Janine at Highwic

    Visit Highwic during our Coal Range Cooking days and see, smell and taste cooking being done on our authentic Victorian coal range.

  • Highwic Holiday Fun - Semaphore Signals 26/04/2017


    Visit Highwic and make your own set of semaphore flags then practice sending messages. Semaphore was used by sailors to communicate from ship to ship before the invention of the radio. Activity suitable for children over five years.

  • Highwic holiday fun - ANZAC biscuits 27/04/2017

    Baking at Highwic

    Highwic’s beautifully restored coal range will be fired up ready for kids to make their own ANZAC biscuits on the coal range – just like their great-grandmothers did during the First World War.  Places are limited over two sessions, so please book early.  Suitable for primary age children 7 and over.

  • Mothers' Day Luncheon in High Tea style 14/05/2017


    Treat your mother with delicious treats at a light High Tea-style luncheon served in Highwic’s Billiard Room.  Includes entry to Till Death Us Do Part, our exhibition of vintage wedding dresses.

  • Till Death Us Do Part: Fifty Years of Vintage Wedding Style 14/05/2017 - 30/06/2017

    Till Death Us Do Part exhibition

    This exhibition at Highwic explores changes in bridal fashion over the 20th century, focusing on dresses from 1930s to 1970s from a private collection.

    Till Death Us Do Part delves into the Social History of Weddings, exploring social shifts and changes in cultural attitudes to love and marriage. Keep an eye on the website for associated talks and events.

  • A treat for Mothers' Day 14/05/2017


    A concert of favourite music for mothers of all ages performed by singers, harpists, cellos, flute and piano presented by Cathie Harrop.  Enjoy a glass of wine or juice before the concert and the bonus of entry to Highwic and the chance to view the special exhibition of vintage wedding dresses in the Ballroom.