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Address: Bells Road | Lloyd Elsmore Park, Howick, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-576 9506
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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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It's a pity that this historical village is not featured in most brochures or travel guides. We were lucky that we chanced upon a review on Tripadvisor and decided to do a detour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a pity that this historical village is not featured in most brochures or travel guides. We were lucky that we chanced upon a review on Tripadvisor and decided to do a detour on our way to the airport. If you like history, you'll find this pleasant walk amongst old houses, schools, etc. very educational. Our children were delighted that... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended to pay a visit to this wonderful authentic historical village complete with an equally attractive Cafe. Volunteer run by Trust Deed it displays abd illustrates the Founding Fathers of New Zeakand called the Fencibles. Recommend the Guided Tour

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Thank Michael O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent outdoor, hands on museum of Auckland's early days of settlement, assisted by passionate guides who breathe life into the village and Auckland's past. Well worth a visit!

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Placentia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's about a 20 min drive from downtown and cost $12 to get in and free parking. The village has historians and is a real working farm. You get to explore the house on your own. Last entry at 4pm.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

We visited this place recently, and was just so taken with the authenticity of all the 20 or so houses, cottages, tents and other early dwellings that were used in the early days of settlement in the region. Not all neat and tidy but this added to the overall legitimacy of the exhibits. Weather was beautifully sunny so that was... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

The village gives us a peek into NZ past. They have many original houses, a church, school, courthouse. There are always people to give information on the Fencibles and how the soceity worked and functioned eyars ago.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

The historical village has lots of original houses, church and school. Has loads of information about Howick and the Fencibles coming to New Zealand. Children can dress up and play some original games, you need to allow 2-3 hours to explore all the buildings

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

A day when there seemed little to do....so we headed for the Howick Historic Village....I had not been for DECADES...so it was time. We and "The Grand Daughter" arrived. the weather was ominous...but held off as we got started on our tour. The guide was helpful and knowledgeable pointing out a little of the history for the village and for... More 

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El Cajon, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

We visited this very nice historical site during our 3 day stay in Auckland. It took less than 30 minutes to drive here from our Auckland accommodations. Having visited other such museums in various countries around the world we were delighted to see this one which provided a nice historical display and background about the first English and Irish settlers... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful place to visit Beautifully presented historical village full of information about an interesting part of New Zealand history finished up with a lovely morning tea in the cafe Would certainly recommend it to anyone

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