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Howick Historical Village

P O Box 18 056, Bells Road | Lloyd Elsmore Park, Howick, Auckland, New Zealand
64 09 5769506
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Ranked #18 of 110 Attractions in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Enter another era at this living museum, where costumed staff and 30 restored buildings recreate an early Auckland settlement.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Excellent I am here from South Africa. Very interesting the Village well laid out map telling you what to see. There was a lady dressed in period costume telling you the history also a clip of how the people arrived here. The coffee shop is excellent well worth a visit. Throughly enjoyed it.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Every 3rd Sunday there is a live experience of historical school, shops, dress ups, church. Most fabulous experience for familes and kids. My son loved the school experience and the teachers hysterically strict comments. The sack race and walking on stilts is always a winner. A must do if you enjoy history!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I drive past twice a day and take it for granted but it is a very good attraction. The Live days are a lot of fun but there's always plenty to look at. It is basically a collection of historic (by NZ standards anyway) buildings and artefacts preserved in good condition in a realsitic setting. Should go more often!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

We are visiting from Uk staying near site. Was a good warm day so spent. 3 1/2 hours walking round,was a quite day no school trip visiting so could have a great time looking around. a member of staff dressed in period costume very kindly gave us details of site and a short history lesson .... Good cafe food was... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We had a great time at the Howick Historical Village. From the friendly staff, mostly dressed in period costume to the excellent food in the café, as well as the informative and well laid out village, we loved it. There were kids there also dressed in period costume clearly having a ball doing all kinds of educational activities. The teachers... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

If you are interested in early Auckland history, this is a good place to visit. Best seen when they are performing a live day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This attraction is truly a unique Gem! From School Visits to Live Days, the authenticity is truly excellent. Committee and volunteers work very hard and do such a good job of presenting the Fencible Settlement in Auckland during that 1840 to 1880 period. The Fencibles (i.e. soldiers who had served in British wars in the 1830s and 1840s and who... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Recently visited on a `live` day. It was great fun and very very interesting. We are glad that we went on a `live` day and everyone working at the Village that (Sunday) afternoon was excellent and very informative. I would give the Village a 10/10 for our visit and at the end of our visit we had food at the... More

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Garner, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We spent 2 1/2 hours here touring the30+ furnished properties. Most of the furnishings were touchable. The signage were very explanatory. The details were great! The wine bottle drainage--the cowpatties in the bucket of fire starter, the toys we could play with (directions included). Enjoyed hearing about fresh meat. The butcher would fly a flag when he had just butchered... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This quiet little place is in an idyllic position. The fencibles have looked after the buildings. the arts and crafts on display are delightful. Finish off with a coffee & a bite to eat at the cafe...

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