Events and exhibitions Ngā Huinga, Whakakītenga

Enjoy the following events in the very special atmosphere provided by the Thames School of Mines.

  • Gold Panning - Christmas School Holiday Activities 01/01/2016 - 31/01/2016

    Gold panning at Thames School of Mines

    Learn to prospect and pan for gold, just like miners in old times. Get ready to make a fortune, or not.  Finders keepers.

    Gold pans supplied for the activity's duration.  Supplies of good luck are limited so first-in, first served!

  • Heritage Art Workshops 11/03/2019 - 15/02/2019

    Making paint from clay

    The popular art workshops are back at the Thames School of Mines.  Wellington artist Barry Thomas and son Max (fine arts graduate) will take you through the process from crushing clay to creating individual artworks.  The theme this time is Discover Transportation in the 19th Century - be inspired by horse-drawn, steam-driven, wind or pedal-powered transport of all kinds.

    Selected artwork from the workshops will be exhibited during Thames Heritage Weekend.