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Howick Historical Village

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Address: Bells Road | Lloyd Elsmore Park, Howick, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 09 5769506
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Description: Enter another era at this living museum, where costumed staff and 30...
Enter another era at this living museum, where costumed staff and 30 restored buildings recreate an early Auckland settlement.
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Travel back in time!

This place is amazing! very educational & it's a museum that comes alive! I went on a miserable day & still very much enjoyed myself. there's something there for everyone of all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This place is amazing! very educational & it's a museum that comes alive! I went on a miserable day & still very much enjoyed myself. there's something there for everyone of all ages! Best historical place I've ever visited!

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A must see if in the area. We went with local Auckland friends. Good to view the authentic original colonial period buildings. It is an educational and enjoyable attraction, though staff could improve on politeness.

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Ellesmere, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We had saved this visit for the last day of our holiday. On arrival at 7 minutes after 3pm, the lady on reception told us, very abruptly, that last admission was 3pm, evening though the venue was open until either 4 or 5pm. That same lady was more interested in chatting to someone on the telephone, to the extent that... More 

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Botany Downs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

A must to see , Best to go on the 3rd sunday of each month because this is a live day, great day out for the kids, harder for us older ones if you have a walker or wheel chair got a gravel foot path but a great day out. best done on a fine day,

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Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A lovely village, displaying the original buildings of the settlers, a nice little walk around the site, great if interested in the historic past.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Great place to go and "step back in time". Educational and entertaining. Very well presented and their open days are fun. Cafe on site produces amazing food - I would go back for the food alone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This place is well worth a visit!! We went along there for the day on a Saturday in July with our daughter & two Grandkids aged 8 & 10. This is a very interesting place with lots to see in the village. Of particular interest to the Grandkids were the old schools there with blackboards - the 8 year old... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Good value lots to see bigger than we thought it was. Staff are so helpful. Definitely will see again.

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Croydon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A little gem hidden away from all that's happening. Despite the unpredictable weather, there was no stopping my enjoyment. Couldn't think of a more pleasant way of spending a day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This was a nice history lesson place but staff were a little rude. I enjoyed looking at the houses but was a bit boring

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