The Museum will be reopening at 10am on Wednesday 8th December 2021. 

It will be open Wednesday – Sunday only until Boxing Day.  Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Opening Times

Open 8th – 23rd December
Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 3pm

Closed  Christmas Day & Good Friday

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Entrance Fee

$7.00 adult
$3.00 child (6 – 16 yrs)
$15.00 family
(2 adults with children)


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Parry Kauri Park,
Tudor Collins Drive,
New Zealand 0910


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Welcome to the Warkworth District's Museum

Only 50 minutes drive north from Auckland, look out for our museum signs just south of Warkworth. Follow the directions and in two minutes you will be entering the gates of the lovely Parry Kauri Park. Continue down Tudor Collins Drive to the Warkworth & District Museum.

In our Museum we are proud of the constantly developing and changing displays that give an insight into the lives and pursuits of our pioneering families. From the past to the present, we have a magnificent display of colonial history which is beautifully presented. There are numerous display rooms on the ground floor.

On the first floor, there are re-created rooms of the 1920’s – a corner store, kitchen, bedrooms, sitting room, carpentry and blacksmith workshops and a wash house showing the furniture, clothing and the tools of yesteryear.  Throughout the Museum there are clothing displays from 1890 to the 1950s.

Features of the Museum setting are the magnificent McKinney and Simpson kauri trees standing in full view of the car park. The largest trees of their kind to be seen on the east coast of New Zealand, these giants are a reminder of the days long gone when the kauri was known as “king of the forest”.

There are many exhibits to explore, as well as a walk through the native bush of the  Parry Kauri Park.

                                                                      Do you have a few hours to spare?

We are always looking for extra volunteers to man our front desk and gift shop. Just a few hours a month and you can enjoy meeting and talking to the many tourists and the occasional local who visit the museum. School group visits are always an education, for you as well as the children, if you can help please e-mail us and we will contact you with full details.


What to do when visiting the Warkworth Museum:
  • Wear a mask. You legally must wear a face covering while inside the museum.
  • Check in. You are required to check in. You can do this through the NZ COVID Tracer app or manually upon entry.
  • Maintain physical distancing. You must stay one metre from other people, except for friends and family.
  • Follow Covid-19 health measures. Stay home if you’re sick, cover coughs with your elbow, and wash your hands regularly. We have sanitiser available for your use.
Read our COVID-19 FAQs here