Waiheke Island Historical Society
P O Box 206, Ostend, Waiheke Island 1843, New Zealand
With the return of the Auckland area to Covid-19 alert level 4, the Museum of Waiheke will be closed to the public at least until we return to level 2. Stay tuned to this website or to our Facebook page for further developments, and see our Covid-19 closure policy below.
Public events and news
Republication of Waiheke Pioneers
Dixie Day’s book Waiheke Pioneers, the standard reference for early European settlement on Waiheke, has been out of print for four years, but we are planning to publish a second edition in late 2021. And good news! The Waiheke Local Board has approved a Quick Response grant to the Historical Society for this purpose. Thank you Local Board!
Tanya Batt and Peter Forster
presented their acclaimed show Mary Bumby’s Hive of Story about the woman who brought the bumblebee to New Zealand in 1839. The show took place at the Museum of Waiheke on Saturday, 13 March 2021, and raised $540 for the Historical Society.
Thank you Tanya and Peter for your generous support!
Goodwin Cottage handrail
Thanks to island handyman Paul Wise, the steps up to Goodwin Cottage now have a handrail to help our disabled visitors enter the cottage. Paul is also responsible for the brick edging that now graces the pathways between cottages. Thank you Paul!
We’re featured on the Sealink Roadtrip
Our Museum is featured on Sealink’s Art & Culture Roadtrip. Have a look!
The History Quiz
That’s right — a trivia quiz with no science, no rugby, no Hollywood! We plan on making it a regular event for the Historical Society. Members and non-members welcome.
Wharf2Wharf Fun Run
Saturday, 14 March 2020
Once again, our Museum provided water to passing runners. Sadly, the 2021 race has been cancelled due to the pandemic. Come join us next year!
Annual General Meeting
New members always welcome!
For history buffs
The Museum of Waiheke
and Historic Village
Experience a slice of Old Waiheke at the Waiheke Museum and Historic Village.
The Museum is located at 165 Onetangi Straight, Waiheke Island, and is open from 11 AM to 3 PM on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, and public holiday Mondays, all year round (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day). Entry is by donation; we suggest $3 per person.
Covid-19 closure policy
In accordance with New Zealand rules regarding the response of public venues to the various alert levels during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Museum of Waiheke will observe the following policy:
At all levels visitors are required to sign in either by scanning the QR code (posted at the door) with the Covid-19 Tracer App, or by manually signing the contact tracing sheet on the table by the door. Hand sanitiser and toilets with soap and water are always available. Good hygiene practices are a must, such as coughing into your elbow and staying home if you are feeling unwell. Thank you for your cooperation.
Take a tour of the Museum buildings
The aerial view below is courtesy of Google Maps. Click on any building for more information.
All suggestions regarding this site are welcome. Contact Mark James on 9973 or by E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This page was created on 3 April 2007 and was last modified on 2 September 2021.