School Holiday Workshops – July 2021

Wed 14 July, 11am – 1pm

Drop-in workshop for all ages

Explore the moulds and cookie cutters in our Griffins Factory exhibition and be inspired to make your own stamps and moulds to take home.


Thurs 22 July, 11am – 1pm

Drop-in workshop for all ages

Explore the many boats at the Petone Settlers Museum and  create your own boat to take home.

Past events

Bayanihan: making Petone home
10am – 12pm 12 June at the Philippine Festival 2021

Petone Central School, 16 Britannia St, Petone | Free

Do you have a belonging that tells a story about your Filipino cultural identity? From elaborate paineta to useful walis tingting, we invite you to bring in your objects that speak of heritage, carry interesting stories, and have memories embedded in them.

Staff from Petone Settlers Museum are collecting stories about objects that tell the Filipino migration story. In exchange, talented photographer Roc Torio will take a beautiful portrait of you with your object, and give you a copy to keep.

This project is being undertaken by the Petone Settlers Museum.

Hat Making Workshop at Hills Hats
9am, Saturday 22nd August

Cost – $60 | all materials provided – or bring a fabric of your choice

Book here to RSVP

Enter the Hatmosphere at Hills Hats factory and walk out with a hat of your very own making.

In this special workshop, go behind the scenes with the Hills Hats factory family and learn tricks of the hat-making trade.You’ll create your own piece of bespoke headwear, with help from the Hills Hats team.

Choose between two signature styles – the bucket hat or baseball cap – and pick your favourite material from the colourful Hills Hat range, or even bring your own!

You’ll wear your new hat with your head held high knowing that this incredible little factory designs and manufactures hats for the likes of Fat Freddy’s Drop, Ladi6, Shapeshifter and Tiki Taane as well as Air New Zealand and the All Blacks.

Book now- places are limited and will fill fast!

This workshop is part of Petone Settlers Museum’s newest exhibition, Enter The Hatmosphere, which celebrates 145 years of local company Hills Hats.

Sand Castles Anyone?
Got to the beach and forgot your bucket? Borrow one from Petone Settlers Museum.