Visit Us


Adult: $7

Child (6-16 years old, under 6 are Free): $3

Family (2 Adults plus children): $15


Opening Hours

Open Daily from 10 am to 3pm

Closed – Christmas Day, Good Friday and the morning of Anzac Day.

How to get here


The Warkworth & District Museum is committed to being accessible to all visitors and offers the following services and amenities:

  • Spacious, level parking area with ample parking spaces; two allocated mobility parking spaces – one at the new observation deck; one directly outside the museum entrance
  • The museum ground floor is single-level and wheelchair accessible, however the 1st floor is accessed by a narrow stairway.
  • Access to the archives and upstairs display areas is via sloping concrete pathways that run alongside the building exterior, to the upstairs entrance at the rear of the building. Please ring us before your visit to ascertain whether the outside access option is available.
  • Outdoor zones offer a mix of covered and uncovered areas with some grassed areas and some concreted sections and pathways.
  • Accessible picnic tables are available in various locations on the grounds..
  • Public bathrooms are maintained by Auckland Council and are accessed to the left side of the Museum building, facing the bush. One accessible toilet is available.
  • Guide dogs and assistance dogs are welcome.

If you require additional information or support, please contact us at

Schools and Group Visits


The Warkworth Museum provides educational resources and experiences that will complement any school and kindergarten programmes. We aim to make your visits fun, interesting and informative.

We are able to provide activities that allow students to experience and explore how our past has created the world we live in today.

Through our partnership with the Kauri Bushmen’s Association we are able to explore contemporary environmental issues. We can provide worksheets to encourage students to examine all that the museum has on display and we have many resources available that relate to the wider Warkworth District.

Our covered all-weather area, provides a great place for students to gather, eat lunch and safely store their bags during their visit.

We are able to tailor visits according to the purpose of your visit:
  • Story time, where we tell tales from old Warkworth and surrounding areas using items and photos from our collection.
  • Providing information and the history on significant local places of interest, such as the Mahurangi River, Kowhai Park and the Cement Works.
  • Giving students a glimpse into what daily life in colonial times would have been like e.g. butter making and wash day.
  • Talking about what happened in the old school days.
  • Taking a behind the scenes visit of our impressive textiles collection.
  • Learning about sustainability by taking a guided walk with bushmen through Parry Kauri Park.

Let us know what you want from a visit and we can work with you to provide an enjoyable experience for students of all ages.

Group Visits

Is your group looking for something different to do?  Why not think about taking a visit to the Warkworth & District Museum. There are so many great displays, both indoors and out, to make it a very interesting and worthwhile experience for your group. There are clean, easy access toilet facilities available and a well-stocked shop with local crafts available for sale.

Visit for the day and browse at your leisure among the numerous displays or take a short stop on your tour to another destination. Whichever way you do it you won’t be disappointed.

It is easy to book, just complete the booking form with your visit requirements and we will get back to you with details and pricing.

If your group would like a specialised tour of our textiles collection or a talk on the history of Warkworth, please get in contact with the Manager to arrange as additional costs apply.

Tour Group Operators

Make the Warkworth & District Museum a stop on your tour.

There are many displays, both indoor and out to make it a very interesting and worthwhile experience for your tour party.

There are clean, easy access toilet facilities available.

Your party can browse at their leisure among the numerous displays, or we are able to provide specific behind the scene tours.

We have a well stocked souvenir shop with good quality New Zealand-made gifts. Ice-creams and drinks are also available.

Use the Booking Form to tell us the details of your tour requirements and request a quoted price.

We look forward to assisting you

Booking Types

Our specialized tours must be booked and confirmed two weeks in advance and can include

  • Visiting the Textile Department where we will provide a descriptive commentary and guided tour of our collection.
  • A brief talk featuring the history of Warkworth and its district

If your group would like to visit the museum, please contact the Manager with your details. Use the Booking Form to tell us what you would like.

For a specialized tour, there is an additional cost to be added to the entrance fee.

Booking Form

Warkworth & District Museum Archive and Research Centre

Access to our archive and research centre is available exclusively by appointment.

Opening Hours

Discover the wealth of our archive and research ceentre with access by appointment every Wednesday from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Fees and Payments

Entry to the archive and research centre requires a $7 museum fee, payable upon your visit. Additional charges apply for copies of materials purchased. Please refer to our Reproduction Information Sheet for further details.

Visiting Guidelines

For a seamless experience in our archive and research centre, please take note of the following guidelines:

  • Appointments Only: Visits to the archive and research centre are by appointment only, ensuring our volunteers are available to assist you.
  • No Food or Drinks: Please refrain from bringing food or drinks into the archive and research centre.
  • Restricted Access: Visitors are not permitted into the archive racks. If you need to make notes, kindly bring paper and a 2HB pencil.
  • No Photography: Photography of our archival and research collection is not permitted. Explore our Reproduction Information sheet for options to obtain copies.
  • Glove Requirement: When handling fragile archival material, visitors will be provided with gloves for preservation purposes.

Thank you for your cooperation.

We look forward to offering you a valuable and enjoyable research experience.