About us

Me titiro whaka muri tonu I to ekenga whaka mua.
Continue to look at the past and draw on that knowledge as you journey forward to the future.

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

 

CONTACTS: please select the appropriate email contact below or
telephone 09 2982003 during opening hours (as indicated in the panel to the right).

MUSEUM
Museum Manager: manager@papakuramuseum.org.nz (Kay Thomas)
Museum Curator: historian@papakuramuseum.org.nz  (Dr Michelle Smith)
Collections Coordinator: archives@papakuramuseum.org.nz  (Lianne McLean)

EDUCATION
For more information on our Education Programme, including what's on and when, please select the SCHOOLS tab.
Education Coordinator: education@papakuramuseum.org.nz  (Ashleigh Neame)

RESEARCH
General research requests: research@papakuramuseum.org.nz (Kara Oosterman)
In depth research: historian@papakuramuseum.org.nz (Dr Michelle Smith)

Our Research Room is available during Museum opening hours and is the place to visit for those delving in to their family history or any one with an interest in schools, churches, businesses and more throughout Papakura and neighbouring Districts.

Our archives include transcribed records and/or original sources, photographs, maps, published local histories, and family histories and memoirs relating to many well known early settler families and others. If our Society (PDHS) volunteers or Museum staff can not provide the information required on the spot your query will be noted and we will get back to you or refer you to another source. For very specific requests, or if you are visiting from further afield, it is advisable to contact us prior to your visit.

Click here to access our Research Room Guidelines including information re photocopying and other possible charges. 

 

Gifts to the Museum

We are grateful to members of our community who have donated artefacts and memorabilia to the museum's collection.

We are actively collecting the following :

- Old objects with connections to local farming,industry,or people.
- Men's clothing pre 1970
- Womens and children's clothing pre 1950
- Military items excluding firearms

Before bringing anything to the museum please contact Lianne McLean, Collections Coordinator. Email: archives@papakuramuseum.org.nz. Ph: 298 2003.

Gifts may not be accepted if similiar items are already held or if we lack sufficient storage space.


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WHERE TO FIND US

Pedestrian Access
209 Great South Road

Free Undercover Parking - two levels
28 East Street

 

OPENING HOURS

Monday to Friday 10:00am to 4:30pm
Late Night Wednesday 6:00pm
Saturday 10:00am to 3:00pm
Closed Sundays and Public Holidays

Entry is free; donations are always appreciated

Chldren under 14 must be accompanied by an adult
Please do not bring food or drink into the Museum
Photography is allowed; NO flash please

 

CONTACT US

Phone: 09 298 2003

Email:
manager@papakuramuseum.org.nz
historian@papakuramuseum.org.nz
e
ducation@papakuramuseum.org.nz
archives@papakuramuseum.org.nz
research@papakuramuseum.org.nz

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