Museum Open Day – 18th December 2016

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Waiuku Museum will have an open day on 18th December 2016 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

During the open day all the heritage buildings on Tamakae Reserve will be open, as well as the main museum.

The main museum houses a vast collection of local artifacts ranging from early settlement to a more modern Waiuku.

The heritage buildings are a dairy, Pollok cottage, Maioro school, Waiuku lock up, and the Anglican Vestry.

Of special interest is the Heritage Barn that houses examples of a one cow milking shed and a blacksmith shop.  These were built by local farmer Bruce Parry.  The barn also has an interesting displays of farm equipment and implments.

The intention is to have regular open days on the third Sunday of the month.  If there are any craft or small musical groups and would like to come along and be part of this new venture, you are most welcome.

If you have any queries or further information please contact the museum secretary Helen Reardon on 09 235 9986.

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Heritage Barn – Cladding Working Bee

Thanks to all those that helped with the working bee, including Waiuku Lions and Waiuku Rotary, to put some cladding on the Heritage Barn, your work is greatly appreciated.  There is still more work to do, but what a great start was made!

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Discussion on Land Wars at Papakura

Papakura and Districts Historical Society are giving a talk on the Land Wars, details below.

We would like to draw your attention to a talk, to be given by Dr Michelle Smith, on the Land Wars around Papakura and Districts in 1863. The focus will be on local families and individuals, involved in and affected by the events of the latter half of 1863, which led in to the Waikato Wars.

Land Wars Talk 28 Aug 2013

New Maritime Display

The new nautical themed display is now on in our exhibition space.  The theme ties in with the 150th anniversary of the Orpheus tragedy, that occurred at the Manukau Bar at the entrance of the Manukau Harbour.

The exhibition space is located upstairs in our museum.

Please do take the time to come and have a look.