We are currently experiencing a shortage of Volunteers to help in our Museum reception. Due to this we are operating under reduced opening hours. 

We will be open as follows:

Wednesday 7th October – Sunday 11th October. 10am – 3pm

Wednesday 14th October – Sunday 18th October. 10am – 3pm

Wednesday 21st October – Sunday 1st November. 10am – 3pm

If you would like to Volunteer in our reception, please contact us on warkworthmuseum@xtra.co.nz

Archive Reopening

Our archives will reopen on Wednesday 14th October.

Opening hours are 10.30am-2pm Wednesdays only. Appointments are preferred.

2020 Opening Times

Wednesday 7th October – Sunday 11th October.  10am – 3pm

Wednesday 14th October – Sunday 18th October. 10am – 3pm

Wednesday 21st October – Sunday 1st November. 10am – 3pm

Need More Information? Contact Us

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, such as The Working Machinery Exhibit  on Wednesdays and walks 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.