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Petone Settlers Museum Te Whare Whakaaro o Pito-One

Te rohe - Location
The Esplanade, Petone, Wellington

Ngā haora mahi - Opening hours
Currently closed for redevelopment until 17 July 2010

Te utu - Admission
Free Admission
Donations welcomed

Major Refurbishment for Petone Settlers Museum!

It’s exciting times on the Petone foreshore with changes afoot for the much-loved Petone Settlers Museum. The museum will temporarily close on Sunday 18th April for a well deserved makeover, reopening with a new long-term exhibition, Tatau Tatau: All of Us, in late July to coincide with the Petone Winter Carnival.

The museum’s redevelopment is a celebration of the 70th anniversary of this beautiful historic building’s opening. The Wellington Provincial Centennial Memorial was built to commemorate the arrival of the first New Zealand Company immigrants on Pito-one’s shores in 1840 and was officially opened on 22 January, 1940.

Tatau Tatau not only commemorates this historic meeting of Maori and Pakeha; the great Te Ati Awa chiefs Te Wharepouri and Te Puni and the first settlers, but explores the ongoing ramifications for Maori and Pakeha. The new- look museum will delight visitors with early settler dramas of fire, earthquakes, floods, bloodshed and industry boom and bust. Nationally significant Maori leadership will also be highlighted as will the 1940 centennial celebrations.

The refurbishment will breathe life back into this important Wellington landmark, which some may also remember as a bathing pavilion, incorporating the charms of the existing building while creating a contemporary museum experience. Petone Settlers also provides schools with a unique resource within the larger Wellington area.

More information on the museum’s reopening will be available in July on www.petonesettlers.org.nz and in the Petone Winter carnival programme.

Ngā momo kohinga -
Collection Strengths

Social history

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Facilities

  • Petone Settlers Museum Te Whare Whakaaro o Pito-One

    Public programmes

  • Petone Settlers Museum Te Whare Whakaaro o Pito-One

    Membership club

  • Petone Settlers Museum Te Whare Whakaaro o Pito-One

    Wheelchair access

  • Petone Settlers Museum Te Whare Whakaaro o Pito-One

    Toilets

  • Petone Settlers Museum Te Whare Whakaaro o Pito-One

    Parking

  • Other facilities

    Education and outreach programmes/Museum brochures/Tourist brochures

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Contact

  • Petone Settlers Museum Te Whare Whakaaro o Pito-One

    Postal address

    PO Box 30396, Lower Hutt, 5040

  • Petone Settlers Museum Te Whare Whakaaro o Pito-One

    Phone number

    64-4-568 8373

  • Petone Settlers Museum Te Whare Whakaaro o Pito-One
  • Petone Settlers Museum Te Whare Whakaaro o Pito-One

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