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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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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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Old wrld charm

Superb spot. I have such warm memories when I think of this village. I especially love the old school room. Unique vibe. Fun for children. A very sweet place.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Superb spot. I have such warm memories when I think of this village. I especially love the old school room. Unique vibe. Fun for children. A very sweet place.

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Thank sacredfantail
Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely journey into the history of Auckland and Newmarket. Worth a visit, but only open Wednesday to Sunday, I think.

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Thank Lauren C
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent historic and educational attraction. It is easy to find heading out to Howick. A good map on the brochure will show the way. Brochures are found at information centres. A peaceful quiet stroll through the village of some 30 buildings take you back to those harsh conditions that the pioneers endured. Much history can be learned... More 

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Thank 430john69
Wellington, New Zealand
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37 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The village is a favourite of mine and I like to visit it every time we visit Auckland. Just to see what is new and to relive history and relax in the idyllic historical surroundings of how life used to be. Our lovely guide Vicki, we a very infomative and helpful person. She looked really great in her fencible costume.... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum's staff was so helpful and informative. We learned a lot about the settlers in New Zealand and found the detail and upkeep impressive. Spent about 2 1/2 hours. Warm day you should wear a hat, you will be outdoors mostly. Cafe had reasonable food and drinks. Tasty smaller things available for a quick bite.

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Thank Sharon U
Auckland
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92 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't even know the historical village existed until my wife suggested it and I am so glad that she did what a fantastic place. There are 35 ish buildings representing a Fencible village from colonial times. It was so interesting to see how the had to live in a tent , then a hut made of reeds up to cottages... More 

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Narre Warren, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was so much more than what we had imagined. We went to fill in time before we had to be at the airport to head back home. Time well spent :) The grounds are wonderfully kept and the buildings are in great condition. There are descriptions at every building, giving you information on what the building is, who lived... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was a spur of the moment visit - a "fill in" before catching our plane home. It was delightful, and not expensive. The coffee shop was excellent, good coffee and food. The village was full of history and the buildings were in very good condition. We took about 2 hours to walk around and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Thank Bev783
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This place has a very nice setting, nice atmosphere and nice landscaping. Love walking along the Victorian buildings and you feel like you are transported back in time.... The school house, water pumps, olden day laundry and Victorian era games for the kids to play.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Howick Historical Village is a place where you can step back in time and learn about how the Fencible soldiers lived in the new Auckland in the 1840 - 1880's. Every 3rd Sunday of the month except December they hold a "Live Day" where volunteers dress up in costume and there are activities like cooking, soldiers doing their thing, the... More 

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