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Howick Historical Village

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Address: Bells Road | Lloyd Elsmore Park, Howick, Auckland, New Zealand
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+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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Touch History

The replicas and information in this setting lets you touch history. We love historical things and this place is a gem. You can see and feel the progress from first settlers... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
mesash
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Santa Ana, California
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Santa Ana, California
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The replicas and information in this setting lets you touch history. We love historical things and this place is a gem. You can see and feel the progress from first settlers arriving to later "mansions" of the next generations. There is small cafe where you can have lunch and enjoy the place at leisure. On certain days there are costumed... More 

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Thank mesash
United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 2 hours looking around the village (could have spent longer but it was nearing closing time). Found it all very interesting and the village is well laid out with informative displays where you can learn a lot. The lady on reception was very helpful and food at the cafe looked good - I was too late for lunch... More 

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Thank NSouthAmerica
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience for the kids. The kids had an activity of finding things that were of this day in age, that looked odd inside the olden rooms. this was a fun activity for the kids. They also got to play with olden day toy's, the kids loved this. Inside toys and outside toys. Great service from the staff, thank you

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Thank SouthSideKiwi
Auckland, New Zealand
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there yesterday with two visiting friends. I have been a number of times but it never looked so charming as yesterday. The Hollyhocks blooming in the gardens, bees buzzing, ducks quaking. A peaceful oasis in a mad world. This is a very special place which tells the story of early AUCKLAND in a very professional way. Not really beaten... More 

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Thank Pjsheppard
Sydney Australia
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We loved the Howick Historical Village, Auckland's open air Museum. We stopped here on our way to the Coromandel in mid-November. The Village offers a step back in time with over 30 authentic buildings dotted around the village from yester year. The buildings are authentic buildings that have been re-located; repaired and reconstructed at this site and amazingly include churches,... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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492 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

We have been to a number of these colonial-era open-air museums in Australia and the US and this is as good as any of them. The docent provided us with an excellent introduction and we spent a happy hour and a half looking around the 30-odd buildings.The useful interpretation panels gave a good feel for the ups and downs of... More 

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Thank AllanJGJ
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

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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Thank Myangz
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 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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34 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

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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Thank Keith P
Placentia, California
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

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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