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Howick Historical Village

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Address: P O Box 18 056, 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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Very enjoyable visit

We really enjoyed our visit to Howick. So many little dwellings to wander into. Well sequenced walk through history. So many interesting stories to read. Our children really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
62 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit to Howick. So many little dwellings to wander into. Well sequenced walk through history. So many interesting stories to read. Our children really enjoyed visiting the schoolrooms and seeing historical toys. We didn't go on a 'special' day so it was quiet and we still felt that we saw so much.

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This is great if you like this "real" approach to History. If you do not find history interesting, do not go!. As others have said, a leisurely walk around was well worth it for us. Tricky to find, so make sure you have a good road map to get there.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

What a lovely way to spend a day looking at bygone days with people acting out different scenes and beautiful old buildings that have been perfectly restored.Well worth a visit.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a very well set up village showing a slice of life 150 years ago when the first settlers arrived. You can go inside all the little houses, some reproductions, some originals. Lots of interactive things like the childrens games in the schoolhouse. Staff very knowledgable and friendly and the gift shop has some beautiful things to buy. A... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great to take a leisurely walk around the village and see what life was like all those years ago. Very friendly volunteers/staff happy to talk about exhibits

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Howick Historical Village was established in 1980. It cost $15 each entry, however we had a 2 for 1 coupon from a book we picked up at tourist information. They have lots of original restored kauri buildings. On the day we visited their was filming for a documentary. We also met a famous Auckland celebrity known as the mad butcher... More 

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South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Read about the village on the internet when researching things to do in/around Auckland. Given my interest in things historic, paid a visit on final full day in Auckland. Caught a bus from central Auckland (550) and about 10 minute walk from main road. The village comprises historic buildings relocated mainly from surrounding area, with emphasis on early "defensible" settlers,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

a good historical museum, by accident we were there on the 3rd Sunday of the month when they have a 'live day' (ie: lots of volunteers wandering around in costume, with various historical reenactments every half hour or so). Good fun, kept the kids (12, 10, 7) entertained for about 2 hours. Not sure how well it would do on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Was here during December holidays, and we had the place to ourselves until lunchtime. The houses/buildings/gardens are well-kept and give a true feel of the conditions of the first settlers. After a brief introduction and orientation by the lone docent, we could wander at our own pace to read as much as we wanted at every stop. And being in... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A great little village, with lots of interesting information. I admire what these people are trying to do and was blown away with how meticulous everything was. A must visit for history geeks, and people wanting to feel fortunate with being born when they were rather than a century for more earlier.

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