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Address: 14 Ayr Street | Parnell, Auckland 1052, New Zealand
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+64 9-379 0202
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Sun 10:30 - 16:30

This meticulously preserved 19th-century cottage, built of kauri wood, has...

This meticulously preserved 19th-century cottage, built of kauri wood, has much of the original family furniture and possessions.

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A little piece of Auckland history

Have never been here before but decided to go on a sunny Sunday afternoon. A fascinating little piece of history right on my doorstep. The cottage is just that, a small dwelling... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Have never been here before but decided to go on a sunny Sunday afternoon. A fascinating little piece of history right on my doorstep. The cottage is just that, a small dwelling but with plenty of interest to be found inside. Informative writings, original items on display and the house still set up as it was years back. Beautiful garden... More 

1 Thank lornaaff
Auckland, New Zealand
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Enjoyed walking through this historical cottage but found the volunteer had trouble stepping back and allowing visitors to enjoy the atmosphere/rooms. Rooms are very small (as expected) and certainly not the grand type of Highwic or Alberton but great to see all the same. Ewelme Cottage is rumored to house a few ghosts but our visit was uneventful on that... More 

Thank Tintin4
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

A beautiful old house close to the Cathedral, only open on a sunday, but the guide was helpful and friendly, loved it

1 Thank BusyStudentGiverny
North of Auckland
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2015

What a lovely cottage which is brimming with the history, furniture & stories of its original owners. It was built by a clergyman & his family who wanted to live in the countryside, surrounded by fields but now surrounded by suburbia. Nice gardens & friendly staff.

Thank YnotNorthofAuckland
Wallingford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2013

Came here on a trip to NZ from near the original Ewelme in Oxfordshire, UK. Unfortunately my Rough Guide was out of date so the place was closed & not open on any days when I was back in the City. Blast! Marked as three stars for the exterior which was very pretty.

2 Thank Foggy-Balla
Auckland New Zealand
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2012

Lovely little historic cottage of early Auckland. Beautifully restored.

Thank Christine5203
North Shore, Auckland
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2011

This NZ Historic Places Trust cottage is a beautifuly preserved colonial era house, with some lovely collections. It is located in Parnell and is walking distance from the Auckland Museum, and easy to get to from the bright green Link bus route through Parnell. Great for anyone interested in our colonial past, young or old.

1 Thank krispa34

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