Events & workshops

Christmas close down at PHTM 22nd December 5pm
Dec 22 2019 @ 4:00 pm – Jan 19 2020 @ 10:00 am

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We are closed over the Christmas break, and will reopen 21st  Jan 2020 For all enquiries over this time regarding an ‘open after hours’ visit please phone:

021 107 1069

And I will try accommodate a visit for you.

Please give me advanced notice, if possible, thanks Ellen

reopen Tuesday 21st January 2020 at 10am
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
‘Teacher only Session’ for 2020 bookings
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
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Teacher Only Session for information about the PHTM in-house 1 hour lesson

In house lesson: Identity/Migration: Polish children arrive in 1944

You are warmly invited to a Teacher Only Session for the Learning Outside The Classroom, PHTM educational programme called Stefania For Schools based on the book Stefania’s Dancing Slippers by Jennifer Beck and illustrated by Lindy Fisher.

Primary / Intermediate teachers and home educators are invited to visit the Polish Museum for a presentation, in preparation for student visits in 2018 . Experience the ‘Stefania for Schools’ lesson called Identity/Migration: Polish children arrive in 1944 with slideshow, objects and artworks, linked to the NZ school curriculum.

These free sessions are also available on request at times and dates for your school team.

For bookings / enquiries and alternative dates email or phone Lynette, PHTM Education Officer, on 533 3530.

This programme is age appropriate from Years 3-8, age group 7-13 years old

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Lecture: ‘Hidden Treasure and Resistance’ Adult Presentation.
Apr 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Discover Polish archaeologists’ work in Poland and around the world, from the 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.

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Free off-street parking, seating, restrooms and wheelchair access available.Museum is open 10am to 4pm., if you’d like to look around after the presentation.


Museum entry by donation. Group booking fee applies.

Workshop: ‘Discover Hidden Treasures’ Family craft.
May 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Part of Archaeology Week NZ

Discover an Iron Age lake fort, Vikings and the hidden jewels of an emperor in Poland.

Poland has a long and rich history of fossils and artefacts buried in its rich multi-cultural heritage.

Learn how some fascinating discoveries were made by ordinary people. See a re-created open air working museum in the slideshow presentation.

Then construct your own craft work treasures to take home.

Starts at 2pm till 4pm, Cost: $8 per person, including adults.

Ages 7 years plus. All children are to be accompanied by an adult please. . Materials provided. Cash or internet banking (sorry no Eftpos or credit card) Contact: To book please ph 09 533 3530 or email

Museum is open 12 to 5 pm if you’d like to look around before the workshop.