Explore the collection at Highwic
Although mostly not original to the Buckland family, the collection at Highwic consists of domestic interior furnishings commensurate with a high status Victorian residence, not to mention a large family.
Of particular note within this collection are:
- The most significant collection of works of art amongst Heritage New Zealand properties, including many pieces creating by members of the Buckland family of landscape scenes of Auckland and its environs
- A large collection of early children’s toys and games, including a magnificent doll’s house
- A large collection of costume, textiles, jewellery and other accessories
- A significant collection of early colonial furniture and fine china
- Family books, sheet music and photographs.
Held at Highwic (although not connected to the property) is the Heritage New Zealand wallpaper collection, much of which is made up of the group of wallpapers collected by Stanley Northcote-Bade. This is believed the largest collection of early wallpapers in the southern hemisphere. It contains some 2,000 pieces of wallpaper (rolls, sample books and fragments from walls) dating from the 1840s through to the 1970s.
Please note that due to conservation reasons not all objects may be on public display at any one time. If you are interested in viewing an item, please contact the Property Manager.
Heritage New Zealand manages its collection of historic objects in its properties from a central database. You can find out more about the how the Heritage New Zealand collection is managed, including donating items on this website.
To see further highlights from the collection online, search for Highwic at New Zealand Museums.