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A walk back in time

This small museum nestled in Wainui Silverdale - open on Sat and Sun 10.00am to 3.00pm. Gives a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sandra S
Auckland, New Zealand
interesting history of the place

great place for a picnic, resting on learning history, you can go back in time visiting the house... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Mirosława B
Boleslawiec, Poland
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2 weeks ago
“A walk back in time”
19 Jun 2018
“interesting history of the place”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
15 Wainui Road, Silverdale, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-426 8272
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small museum nestled in Wainui Silverdale - open on Sat and Sun 10.00am to 3.00pm. Gives a great insight into early New Zealand history in the area. A series of old cottages, a post office and a chapel (available for weddings) and the parsonage,...More

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 20 June 2018

great place for a picnic, resting on learning history, you can go back in time visiting the house, walking paths, beautiful lush vegetation and beautifully maintained surroundings. spent time there will definitely not be lost :)

Thank Mirosława B
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

One of the best local museums we have seen while visiting NZ - a credit to all the dedicated volunteers who run it.

Thank Howard A
Reviewed 14 February 2017

They always like to take our visitor,s to this local history retreat. It is very well tended and looked after by local people who give their time and care to keep it a local gem. Free entry ,but donation,s are very deserved and welcome.

1  Thank worldholidaying
Reviewed 24 August 2016

My friend and I took a tour of this village as a working bee was in progress. What a friendly bunch. The various buildings were very interesting and the craft offered in the little shop was wonderful. We only wish there was a cafe to...More

1  Thank Muriel53
Reviewed 22 January 2016

We stopped off here whilst visiting friends in the area. This is a lovingly cared for collection of early colonial settlements which period interiors and small exhibitions about what life was like for early settlers. They have many original furnishings and items and there is...More

2  Thank Eleanor B
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Loved the grounds, the well laid out buildings and the friendly volunteers. The displays of 1850-1920 life were particularly outstanding.

2  Thank Ann K
Reviewed 28 June 2015

A pleasant wander through historical buildings and viewing aged artifacts, clothing, etc. Met a friend, we had a coffee catch up, neither of us were hungry, so left planned to chat more, then the rain "hit" so we "used" the convenience of the Village location...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 19 April 2015

There is such a wealth of history in this relatively small village that is well worth exploring. The photo/story displays are very accessible and interesting - not 'dry' at all. The houses display a variety of treasures from the past and lively stories to capture...More

2  Thank Estelle G
Reviewed 26 February 2015

So authentic, educational, fun hands on, good historical site. knowledgeable volunteers, very kid friendly.

2  Thank storkmother
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