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.

Geraldine FitzGerald: a local leader

“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 […]

Open all summer

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 […]

Price’s Folly

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.  […]