Kupe Landing Day tours

When: Saturday 24th February – tours leave on the hour 11am – 3pm

Where: Petone Settlers Museum

Cost: FREE

We are welcoming the New Zealand Festival’s Kupe Landing: Petone Family Day to our neighbourhood on Saturday 24 February.

Our beloved beach will be busy with with waka voyages, food and music.  So pop in to get a side of history with your celebrations.

We are running free 20 minute tours hourly from 11am – 3pm to complement the day. Come and hear the stories of what makes Petone so special.

Dig a little deeper: the history of market gardening in the Hutt

When: Tuesday 27th February

Time: 12:00-01:00

Where: Petone Settlers Museum

Cost: FREE

What connects local history, market gardens and Chinese New Year?

Lower Hutt was once a major source of fruit and vegetables for the Wellington Region, and our market gardeners were often Chinese immigrants. At our whare on the beach we share the story of one of these gardeners – William Yan Foon – in our display ‘The Garden of Perfect Happiness’.

To learn more about this important part of our special place join historian Clark Stiles for a talk on the subject and dig a little deeper.

From the Depths of History, Collection Show and Tell

When: Saturday 3rd March

Time: 10:00 -11:00

Where: Petone Settlers Museum

Cost: FREE

Come and explore the history of Petone’s proud ocean swimmers to celebrate World Ocean Week.

It is also the 70th anniversary of the Petone Amateur Swimming Club, those brave and crazy souls whose memorabilia we hold in our collections.

We thought you might like the chance to get up and personal with these treasures commemorating past glories.

From medals to trophies, swimming caps and woollen togs, each object has it’s own special story of water and wonder.

We will bring the white gloves and the know-how to keep these special taonga safe for generations.

Free event

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

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