Events & workshops

Jan
23
Wed
Exhibition: year of Gustaw Herling-Grudzinski
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm

Image from his time spent in Russian Gulags

Every year in Poland, the Government chooses key people to celebrate, known as The Year Of

In 2019, we acknowledge ‘the year of Gustaw Herling-Grudziński’, one of the greatest 20th Century Polish writers.

The Government says: … stressing that the fate and work of this writer constitute ‘a testimony to the suffering and deeds of a man who endured a period of totalitarian violence and a crisis of values’.

2019 marks the 100th anniversary of Gustaw Herling-Grudziński’s birth on 20 May 1919 in Kielce, Poland.

Display running till the end of October 2019

 

 

Apr
14
Sun
Let’s celebrate a Polish Easter with crafts
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A family activity for Easter.   Starts at 2pm and finishes at 4pm. 2 hours of fun filled craft with a short educational presentation.

$8 per person including adults. To make your booking please phone 533 3530

  • Design your own Polish Easter Egg        What is pisanki? It’s a Polish word for…?
  • Create an Easter Palm from paper        Taste Mazurek, a Polish Easter cake
  • What is smingus-dyngus? It’s something fun!

Adults without children are welcome too !

(Please note:Children must be accompanied with an adult)

 

Apr
17
Wed
Let’s celebrate a Polish Easter with crafts
Apr 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

A school holiday family activity before Easter, sharing our Polish traditions

Starts at 10am till 12 noon. 2 hours of fun filled craft with a short educational presentation.

$8 per person including adults. To make your booking please phone 533 3530

  • Design your own Polish Easter Egg        What is pisanki? It’s a Polish word for…?
  • Create an Easter Palm from paper        Taste Mazurek, a Polish Easter cake
  • What is smingus-dyngus? It’s something fun!

Adults without children are welcome too !

(Please note:Children must be accompanied with an adult)

 

April.hols.2019: Polish paper cut-outs / wycinanki
Apr 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Paper cut-outs school holiday workshop $8.00 per person, 7 years plus, relaxing and fun, plenty of ideas given to take home and try more designs!

Come create with paper and scissors. Great activity for the whole family

Polish decorative paper cut-outs belong to the most colourful in the world. Traditionally they were cut by hand, without drawing the lines first, using sheep-sheering scissors.

  • Take home 2 art works.
  • Watch a short presentation
  • Designs based on the Lowicz and Kurpie regions of Poland
  • This workshop is also available throughout the year, other dates and days,  and is ideal for birthday parties too!

Bookings preferred please, phone 533 3530 or 021 107 0169 or email us.

Museum hours Tue to Fri 10-4 and Sunday 12-5

 

 

May
2
Thu
Hidden Treasures – Hidden Atrocities Presentation NZ Archaeology Wk 2019
May 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Discover Polish archaeologists’ work in Poland and around the world, from Iron Age Biskupin Fort, Katyn Forest and Warsaw to Egypt and South America. Come and unearth links between World War 2, Resistance and Polish New Zealanders.

Talk, presentation and short film.

Adults only, contains sensitive content.

Free event for NZ Archaeology Week 2019

Enquiries 09 533 3530  or  email: phtmuseum@outlook.com Bookings not required.

Held indoors at Polish Heritage Trust Museum 125 Elliot St, Howick, Auckland.

Free off-street parking, seating, restrooms and wheelchair access.

Complimentary tea and coffee.

The Polish Heritage Trust Museum is pleased to be part in NZ Archaeology Week 2019.

May
3
Fri
Friday Paper Cutters: Adult Wycinanki
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Come try something new and create with paper and scissors.

Wycinanki or cut-outs is a traditional Polish folk art

This adult group meets on the first Friday each month, we cut various types of designs, tree of life, roosters, flowers and circles.

$10pp includes a cuppa. A warm welcome awaits you

New members are welcome any time as we work at our own pace, materials and designs provided. Coming for the first time? Please ring me.

Polish decorative paper cut-outs belong to the most beautiful in the world. Traditionally they were made by hand, without drawing the design first, cutting out using sheep-sheering scissors.

  • New members can watch a short presentation
  • Designs based on the Lowicz and Kurpie regions of Poland
  • Beginners workshop is also available throughout the year, gather your group together and make a booking, a date and time to suit you.
  • Ideal class for children’s birthday parties too! 8 years plus, can be available on some Saturdays

For enquiries  and bookings please phone 533 3530 or email us.

Museum hours Tue to Fri 10-4 and Sun 12-5

May
5
Sun
Hidden Treasures – Hidden Atrocities Presentation NZ Archaeology Wk 2019
May 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Discover Polish archaeologists’ work in Poland and around the world, from Iron Age Biskupin Fort, Katyn Forest and Warsaw to Egypt and South America. Come and unearth links between World War 2, Resistance and Polish New Zealanders.

Talk, presentation and short film.

Adults only, contains sensitive content.

Free event for NZ Archaeology Week 2019

Enquiries 09 533 3530  or  email: phtmuseum@outlook.com Bookings not required.

Held indoors at Polish Heritage Trust Museum 125 Elliot St, Howick, Auckland.

Free off-street parking, seating, restrooms and wheelchair access.

Complimentary tea and coffee.

The Polish Heritage Trust Museum is pleased to be part in NZ Archaeology Week 2019.