Exhibitions and Events

OPENING HOURS;

As of 1 September 2014

Papakura Museum is open six days per week as follows:
10 am - 4 pm     MON, TUE, THU, FRI    
10 am - 6 pm     WEDNESDAY   
10 am - 3 pm     SATURDAY   

 

NOW ON:

 HARNESSED-NEW ZEALAND'S WAR HORSES
 Exhibition by the National Army Museum, NZ.
 Showing at Papakura Museum from August-October 2014

 Through out history the horse has accompanied soldiers in battle.

  In WWI the main body of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force left for Egypt on16    
  October 1914- " a total of 8,454  men and 3,815 horses" (Tolerton, 2013,p 32)
  By the war's end more than 10 000 NZ horses had been sent to the
  battlefields of the Middle and the Western Front. Sadly, only four would return home.

  HARNESSED tells the story of New Zealand's war horses and the men that cared
  for them during WWI (1914-1918).

 

 Term 3 Holiday Activity:

 Linked to our HARNESSED, New Zealand's War Horses exhibit.

 HORSE TALES
 30 Sept, 1-2 Oct, 7-9 Oct 10am-Noon.
 Chilren make a horse tail wristlet to commemorate the war horses that served
 alongside New Zealand troops in WWI.
 Cost: $2 per child or $5 for a family of 3 or more.
 Bookings: education@papakuramuseum.org.nz

 

 

 

 

Publications

 

 

Publications

Over the years several well researched and well written books  covering the history of Papakura have been published.

Others have focused on churches, schools, sports clubs, and societies and been published in connection with centenaries or other milestones.

Please click here [link coming soon] for details on availability and our current specials.

AVAILABLE FROM THE MUSEUM:

 

 

POSTCARDS

The Museum has produced a set of four
quality postcards featuring scenes from Papakura's past.

$4.00 per set.

These can be purchased via our
reception desk.


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 Tues:  10am-4pm
 Wed:   10am-6pm
 Thurs: 10am-4pm
 Fri       10am-4pm
 Sat:     10am-3pm
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