Te Awaroa Helensville Museum
Something for everyone - painting, sculpture, photography, embroidery
98 Mill Road
Helensville Museum holds a collection of local artefacts and archives. Within its walls are clues to what Helensville and surrounds looked like in the past and how locals lived. It is run by the Helensville and District Historical Society which was formed in 1968 with 6 members who believed that there was a need for the historical knowledge of Helensville and surrounding districts to be collected and to be available for future generations.
The Society is a volunteer organisation that is proud of its role in preserving and protecting this regions heritage and history. The Museum is currently undergoing a staged re-opening. It is being updated with enlarged storage, new displays and the digitizing of archives to enable a better experience and more research opportunities.
More to see at the Te Awaroa Helensville Museum! Not only will Tintype Central and Photospast be on site, local artists (led by Jo Dixey) have been inspired by vintage flour sacks, their awesome results will be on display. There’ll also be a chance to view art from the Museum’s Archives, items that aren’t usually out on display - paintings of Te Awaroa, Te Makiri, Parakai House, portraits and more. Added to that is the iconic art of local sculptor Jeff Thomson. Come along, support your local Museum, today’s news is tomorrow’s history!