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.
Georgia and I were lucky to attend the Australasian Registrars Conference recently in Melbourne. This was a great opportunity for us as collection managers/registrars as it is one of the only events solely focused on our roles and relevant topics. The theme was Duration & Dimension and we were hosted by the Melbourne Museum. The […]
“She never wavered in her beliefs in how girls should be educated and in the importance of this work.” – Anne Mulcock: A Quite Original Type of School As we continue to celebrate 125 years of women’s suffrage at our whare–by–the–sea we’re proud to welcome a new display to our walls – Geraldine Fitzgerald (1871-1955). In this blog […]
We are open seven days a week from Monday 22 October until Sunday 28 April 2019, 10am – 4pm. With the warmer weather blowing into the capital we’re looking forward to welcoming spring and summer visitors into the museum to explore our displays. From the story of British immigration in the 1840s to the significant […]
This week we celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori. Community Curator Arawhetu Berdinner caught up with Sharee Adam (Ngāti Koroki-Kahukura, Ngāti Paoa), a leading proponent in local reo revitalisation, amongst the bustle of our national hīkoi from parliament to Te Ngākau, Civic Square. You can learn more about Sharee’s work in our current […]
Our newest display peers inside a local icon and enigma – Price’s Folly. This local historic house with it’s ambitious architecture and fascinating history has intrigued generations of Petone-ites and tourists alike. We are delighted to share the story of this icon with you online – and in person at our whare by the sea. […]
Our new display, Bodgies and Widgies, stirs up mid-century memories for many of our visitors. Elbes Milk Bar on High Street was the place to be in 1950’s Lower Hutt. Some of our visitors remember socialising there, while others remember being banned from the Elbes by concerned parents. Our display and this blog […]
Every cyclist has had their fair share of punctures and flat tyres, and Petone Settlers Museum is here to help. We now have an air pump and a puncture repair kit, so if you’re having a spot of bother, pop in! In the meantime enjoy a tasty cycle through recent bike history. Hello! I am […]
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In this part three of ‘The Garden of Perfect Happiness’ we introduce Laurie Foon, an inspirational eco-creative who ran the fashion label Starfish from 1998-2013. She is the great-granddaughter of Willian Yan Foon, an early Chinese immigrant to Petone in the 1890’s, who farmed his market vegetables in Alicetown, sold his produce from his shop […]