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Awesome Historical experience

Very informative exhibits.... really gives you appreciation of how comfortable our lives are by... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Auckland, New Zealand
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back to the past in style

great day exploring the colonial past well set up and very informative . Love to go on a live day... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Enter another era at this living museum, where costumed staff and 30 restored buildings recreate an early Auckland settlement.
Bells Road | Lloyd Elsmore Park, Howick, Auckland Central, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-576 9506
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative exhibits.... really gives you appreciation of how comfortable our lives are by comparison to these brave early settlers. Beautiful setup of "telling their story"... we enjoyed it completely even when we went on the "non-live" day where they would have volunteers dress up...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great day exploring the colonial past well set up and very informative . Love to go on a live day where they have enactments.

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Howick Historic... V, Marketing/Events Manager at Howick Historical Village, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you very much for visiting us so glad you enjoyed your visit. We have a Meet the Villagers Live Day coming up on Sunday 18th, 10am-4pm, if you are in the area we would love to invite you back for a visit.

Reviewed 25 August 2018

It was great I loved every minute I have been to Auckland a few times didnt even know this place existed - so interesting Ty for a lovely day

1  Thank MissyBEE33
Reviewed 22 August 2018

It was cold and raining, but yet we spend over an hour visiting every single house, shack and tent and took many photos. It is wonderful reading and visiting a part of New Zealand history. Too bad it was raining and there were no other...More

2  Thank TKW888
Reviewed 16 August 2018

This is an opportunity to go back in time and get a feel for life in this part of Auckland, a few generations back.

2  Thank davidV1642TR
Reviewed 14 July 2018

You actually feel like you have stepped through a door in to another time with chickens running free, staff dressed in period clothing and the layout of the buildings.

2  Thank themanaks
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Went on a school visit with primary aged children who all had a fabulous time. Dress up and get involved

1  Thank Hannah H
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Really enjoyed lesson in Victorian school. Amazing activity not only for kids but for parents too. Nice place for family weekend.

1  Thank AnastasyaD20
Reviewed 21 April 2018

We spent a couple of hours in the afternoon during school holidays. It was surprisingly quiet but very interesting and not being crowded it was possible to check the areas out in detail. If you want to learn more I would advise going on one...More

1  Thank Ian_Lyuba
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Great to see the history of the fencilbles and Howick Village and how people lived in the early days

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Response from Carol M | Reviewed this property |
I don't know either as we were on a self-drive holiday but the "I site" in Auckland ( down on the harbour) would be able to advise you, they are fantastic sites all around NZ to help with this sort of enquiry and tours... More
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Response from jeanmanning | Reviewed this property |
The villiage is open every day but better to go on the weekends when there is more activity. The best accommodation is Halfmoon bay Marina which is a short drive away but also 5 minutes walk to the ferry terminal where you... More