Wallaceville Blockhouse Open Day

28/10/2019

Come and visit this rare surviving example of a blockhouse, built in 1860 to protect the Wellington area from the threat of the New Zealand Wars.

This Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga property is not open to the public often, and is a special Wellington Heritage Week event (no booking required).

Inside the Blockhouse there’s an exhibition from the Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre, telling the early story of Upper Hutt and its Blockhouse.

Please note that there is limited parking available in Blockhouse Lane, so parking on McHardie Street, or other surrounding streets, is recommended.

You can find out more about the Blockhouse’s story and location on Heritage New Zealand’s New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero online: https://www.heritage.org.nz/the-list/details/207.

Event Details

When?

  • Monday 28 October
  • 11am - 2pm

How Much?

Entry is by gold coin donation. No need to book. Enquiries to David Watt, Heritage New Zealand Central Region on (04) 494 8320 or infocentral@heritage.org.nz

Location

Blockhouse Lane off McHardie Street, Upper Hutt.

There is very limited parking available in Blockhouse Lane, so parking on McHardie Street or other surrounding streets, is recommended.