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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 88 Attractions in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Enter another era at this living museum, where costumed staff and 30 restored buildings recreate an...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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68 reviews 68 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We went here with friends over from the UK. It was really great (and we also enjoyed the cafe too!). There is a great collection of dwelling houses that reflected the class system within the commuinty at that time. We were blown away with the daily work they had to do in those days just to feed themselves and keep... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Just one of those many places to go if your planning on becoming Amish, or you just don't like living in a civilised society and you want to start milking cows and making your own clothes and stuff. Borring

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Auckland, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed this, partly because it was such a beautiful day. The old buildings are gorgeous and the staff are very enthusiastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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37 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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156 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Auckland
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45 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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