Contact Us

Papakura Museum is a community Museum founded by members of the Papakura & Districts Historical Society (PDHS), which continues to function with the aid of Society volunteers and the support of the Auckland Council. It is home to a continually growing collection of photographs, objects and documents which tell the story of Papakura and surrounding Districts.


Physical Location

Level 3, 209 Great South Road
New Zealand
(opposite the Sir Edmund Hillary Library)

Postal Address

P.O. Box 72303


09 298 2003



Museum Manager

Kay Thomas is the Manager of the Papakura Museum. For general enquiries and information on how to get involved with the Papakura Museum, you can contact her Monday – Thursday


For commercial photography & filming enquiries, send an email to

Museum Curator

Dr Michelle Smith can be reached on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

Local & Family History Research

Kara Oosterman is an experienced local and family historian. For information on local or family history or to book a spot in one of her Genealogy sessions, you can contact her Wednesday, Friday & Saturday

Education Coordinator

Ashleigh Neame is the Education Coordinator. For school and group bookings, you can contact her Monday – Friday

Collections Coordinator

Lianne McLean is the Collections Coordinator. For gifts, donations, and loans to the Museum, you can contact her Wednesday & Friday

Contact Form

Map of 209 Great South Road, Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand