Warkworth & District Museum


  Welcome to the Warkworth Museum. Only 50 minutes drive north from Auckland, look out for our museum signs just south of Warkworth. Follow the directions and in two minutes you will be entering the gates of the lovely Parry Kauri Park. Continue down Tudor Collins Drive to the Warkworth & District Museum.

photo of museum
         The Museum


  In our modern museum we are proud of the constantly developing and changing displays that give an insight into the lives and pursuits of our pioneering families. From the past to the present, we have a magnificent display of colonial history which is beautifully presented. There are numerous display rooms on the ground floor. 

show cases
                  Show cases
On the first floor there are re-created rooms of the 1920's - a corner store, kitchen, bedrooms, sitting room, carpentry and blacksmith workshops and a washhouse showing the furniture, clothing, tools, of yesteryear, and throughout the museum there are clothing displays from 1890 to the 1950s.

The museum has wheelchair access to all levels.


  Features of the museum setting are the magnificent McKinney and Simpson kauri trees standing in full view of the carpark. The largest trees of their kind to be seen on the east coast of New Zealand, these giants are a reminder of the days long gone when the kauri was known as "king of the forest".

There are many outdoor displays (see the Outdoor Exhibits page for more details) and there are bush walks through the native bush in Parry Kauri Park.


The Museum is open every day, except Christmas Day and Good Friday.

9.00am to 3.00pm

Entrance Fee:
$8.00/adult; $2.00/child; $15.00/family

Browse the museum shop for quality gifts and souvenirs. Cold drinks and brochures also available.

Ask about our group discounts and illustrated talks. Prior booking is essential. See our Groups and Tours page for more information.

If you are interested in talking with the volunteers who keep the museum running, then visit us on a Wednesday. This is "Wednesday Workers' Day" when the museum is a hive of activity as volunteers go about their tasks

If you would like to join the Museum Society, or would like to know more about being a volunteer, please contact us. We would love to hear from you. Use our Contact Us. page to get in touch with the Manager.

antique organ
Old organ

old parcel scale
Old parcel scales

display of old china
Display of old china

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