‘Enter the Hatmosphere’ celebrates 145 years of Hills Hats, 25 July 2020

Lemon squeezers, cheesecutters, pancakes and trilbies – discover a world of wonderful hats and hat-makers in Petone Settlers Museum’s newest exhibition which celebrates 145years of local company Hills Hats. Enter the Hatmosphere opens on Saturday 25 July, with a Hills Hats Tea Party from 2.30pm, where people can try on wacky headwear and raise a […]

Throwback: How did people entertain themselves back in the day?

Sarah Robinson, Social History Curatorial Intern Have you been struggling to find things to do over the past couple of months? It’s had us thinking about what people would’ve done in the past to keep themselves occupied, if they were unable to leave their homes for weeks on end. Our collection has tossed up some […]

New job for you: Part-Time Educator

Hutt City Museums is looking for the perfect person to join our education team in a new-Part Time Educator role (12 hours per week). This part-time role involves assisting the education team to create and deliver workshops to learners of all ages, drawing on your art making skills and the exhibitions and collections of The […]

Seaweek @ the museum

Seaweek – Kaupapa Moana 2019 runs from Saturday 2 to Sunday 10 March. Our beautiful moana is truly amazing. From the sea creatures that live below to the beautiful sunset’s that dazzle us from above, the sea and all its beauty is treasured part of our whānau. Right now our moana needs help to stay healthy. That’s where […]

Christmas hours

This summer we are open 10am – 4pm every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. This summer we are keen to kōrero with visitors from near and far. So, pop on by next time you are passing our whare-by-the-sea and share your story of arrival in Pito-one.