Pompaller Mission & Printery - 'hands-on' history Whai Mātauranga

Social and technical history comes to life at Pompallier Mission in a fun hands-on history experience. 

Education programme at Pompallier
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In this historic 1840s printery, students are encouraged to try their hand at tanning and leather production, typesetting, printing and bookbinding, as it was done 175 years ago.

At the same time, they hear the stories of these courageous missionaries who made Māori language books and were witnesses to Treaty-making and the Northern wars.

Covering the period of first Māori-Pākehā engagement through to the issues of heritage today, students have the opportunity to learn about technology, architecture, geography, history and more.

Our flagship education package is a partnership with Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the R.Tucker Thompson and Russell Museum, in a full day experience for schools that is unparalleled in its educational outcomes. For details and pricing, see our brochure (pdf, 805kb).

Alternatively visit Pompallier Mission on its own for a unique experience of hands-on history. Maximum group size – 20 (for larger groups, please discuss options). Price: $5 per head. 

To make enquiries contact Pompallier staff by email on PompallierAdmin@heritage.org.nz  or telephone (09)  403 9015.