Visitor information Pānui Manuhiri

Opening hours

Summer (November – April): daily, 10.00am - 5.00 pm.  Honey House Café: 10.00am - 4pm.

Winter (May - October): daily, 10.00am - 4.00pm.  Honey House Café closed, reopens October.

Closed Christmas Day & Anzac Day (until 1pm).

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Costs

Stone Store Shop

Adults and children free

Guided tour of Kemp House & Stone Store Museum

Adults: $10
Unaccompanied children: $3.50.
Accompanied children (up to 18 years), Heritage New Zealand members: free

Please note access to Kemp House is by guided tour only to help preserve New Zealand’s oldest building.

Surcharges may apply at times of special events.


Guided Heritage Tours

Scandals & Scoundrels –telling tales the missionaries did not want you to know!

Hymns & Hers – extraordinary lives of missionary wives and the hidden stories of Māori women in the settlement.

Blood, Sweat & Treaty – warriors, traders and English sailors - the people who made New Zealand. 

Children's Chores – come and do what kids did 200 years ago.  Fun for the whole family. Tour departs daily at 11am only

Twilight Tour – Ghost stories that illuminate the lives of those who linger still!  An after-hours tour, with bookings essential.

Garden Tour – a self-guided tour that includes a fully illustrated colour companion booklet.

Group Tours

Guided tours for groups are available by arrangement, and maybe customised to your requirements.  We would be delighted to work with you to develop a programme suited to the ages and interests of your group. Contact the Visitor Services Co-ordinator to discuss your requirements and arrange a convenient time.


Honey House Café

Relax by the river with an ice cream or a good coffee and home-made food at the Honey House Café.

Open daily during the summer from 10am - 4pm (closed Christmas Day).  Open four days during the winter (Sunday - Wednesday), from 9am - 3pm, offering hearty home-made soups.  Closed July-October.   


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Venue hire

The Honey House Café is available for private functions and group hire. For a small function (up to 40 people) or group meeting or workshop, this riverside setting is ideal.

Please contact vsckkms@heritage.org.nz to talk about your private function today.

Facilities

Toilets

Visitor toilets are available at

  • the Department of Conservation (DOC) car park in Landing Road, accessed easily by the footbridge over the river (3 minute walk)
  • the far end of the car park on Kerikeri Road
  • the Honey House Café.

Disabled access

Sorry there is no wheelchair access to either the Stone Store or Kemp House.


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Gift Shop

The Stone Store has operated as a general store since the 1870s, and today offers an amazing range of authentic trade goods similar those first traded in the early 19th century, along with a range of uniquely New Zealand merchandise.

Many of the items are also available through the Online Shop (shop.heritage.org.nz).