What’s On

The Warkworth Museum news page tells you all about our upcoming events, exhibitions, displays and activities.

Admission

Adult: $7

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

Family (2 Adults plus children): $15

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Opening Hours

Open Daily from 10 am to 3pm

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

How to get here.

Exhibitions

Our exhibits and collections which date back to the 1800s provide visitors with a realistic glimpse of the rich, varied and interesting history of not only Warkworth but its surrounding districts.  Complementing our permanent displays we also have temporary exhibits which focus on a particular aspect of the past.

Early Settlement

Your tour through the museum begins with a summary of the early settlement of the area.  This ranges from a glimpse of items that relate to the first settlement by Māori through to the later arrival of Europeans in their search for timber and the subsequent development of the shipbuilding industry.

Development of the Area

The next section shows the development of Warkworth and the surrounding areas.  It illustrates such things as the special nature of various settlements as well as events and activities that were part of earlier times in the district.

Upstairs

The displays on the next floor are aimed at showcasing aspects of daily life in the past, both domestic and commercial.  It also houses the textiles department’s display area which is a rotating display designed to showcase their extensive collection.

Outside

As well as exploring buildings and equipment that are part of the history of the community, you can also see the building that houses equipment, machinery and various items that relate mainly to early industry in the area.  This building is not always open.

New Exhibitions

WILSON CEMENT WORKS EXHIBITION

WILSON CEMENT WORKS EXHIBITION

The Wilson Cement Works Exhibition tells the tale of one of New Zealand's early entrepreneurs who played a pivotal role in the production of Portland Cement in Warkworth.

TEXTILES, FROM OLD TO NEW

TEXTILES, FROM OLD TO NEW

As part of the Mahurangi Artist Studio Trail 2024, we showcase heritage quilts, crochet and embroidery, together with more modern creations made by our talented volunteers.  You will be mesmerized by the intricate details and artistry of the quilts, each telling a unique story. Our crochet and...

A JOURNEY THROUGH COMMUNICATION

A JOURNEY THROUGH COMMUNICATION

Discover a journey through time with our captivating heritage telephone collection. Explore iconic telecommunication artifacts that narrate the evolution of communication, from vintage rotary dials to timeless classics. Ray Jensen's passion for telephones began in the early 1970s when he arrived...

Events and News

There are always lots of events and happenings at the Warkworth Museum. To keep up to date about what is happening or  to find out about upcoming events check out our Events Calendar.

Event Series Textiles Digitisation Week

Textiles Photography Week

Warkworth Museum The Parry Kauri Park, Tudor Collins Drive, Warkworth, Warkworth, New Zealand

Have you ever wondered how a museum digitises its collections ? Here's your chance to find out! We're thrilled to announce that for one week only, the digitisation team from […]

Event Series Textiles Digitisation Week

Textiles Photography Week

Warkworth Museum The Parry Kauri Park, Tudor Collins Drive, Warkworth, Warkworth, New Zealand

Have you ever wondered how a museum digitises its collections ? Here's your chance to find out! We're thrilled to announce that for one week only, the digitisation team from […]

Remembering the Americans in Warkworth

Warkworth Museum The Parry Kauri Park, Tudor Collins Drive, Warkworth, Warkworth, New Zealand

Step back in time and witness the history of the United States Marine Corps in Warkworth as the Military Reenactment Society of New Zealand brings history to life at the […]

Tea & Talk: Pioneers of the Mahurangi River

Warkworth Museum The Parry Kauri Park, Tudor Collins Drive, Warkworth, Warkworth, New Zealand

Dive into the captivating history of the early European settlers along the enchanting Mahurangi River!  Join us for an unforgettable journey as we uncover intriguing tales, like the mystery behind Hamilton’s […]

$10.00

Tea & Talk: Girls Mutual Improvement Society of Warkworth

Warkworth Museum The Parry Kauri Park, Tudor Collins Drive, Warkworth, Warkworth, New Zealand

In the 1890’s a Warkworth grocer named James Byrt Jordon and his wife Mary Jane had four daughters. On Mrs Jordon’s initiative the Girls’ Mutual Improvement Society was formed on April 11, 1893, to promote improvement in the young women of Warkworth. Meetings commencing at 7pm were to be held at member’s homes on the […]

$10.00

Admission

Adult: $7

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

Family (2 Adults plus children): $15

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Opening Hours

Open Daily from 10 am to 3pm

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

How to get here.