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
19
Fri
Good Friday Easter 2019 closed
Apr 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

We are closed over the Easter Long weekend, Thursday 29th March at 4pm reopen Tuesday 3rd April  2018

If you are urgent need to contact museum staff please text  021 107 0169 and we will return your call ASAP

Apr
21
Sun
Easter Sunday 2019 closed
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

We are closed over the Easter Long weekend, Thursday 29th March at 4pm reopen Tuesday 3rd April  2018

If you are urgent need to contact museum staff please text  021 107 0169 and we will return your call ASAP

Apr
23
Tue
reopen Tuesday 23rd April 2019 at 10am
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Apr
25
Thu
ANZAC Day 2019 Closed
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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.

May
14
Tue
Talk, Film ‘Poles Apart’ and Wander the Galleries,
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Poles Apart Museum shop

Hosted Visit, open to individuals and small groups: join our popular tour of the galleries. Hear an introductory talk and watch the film ‘Poles Apart’.

The programme will start at 10am, with a look around the Lower Gallery, and follow with a talk starting at 10.15 am. The film Poles Apart  (one hour) will start at 10.30 am, with free time after the film to wander the exhibits again and visit the Upper Gallery.

We will serve morning tea at approx. 10.15 am. Price is $10 cash per person. Morning tea or coffee. Bookings not required.

‘Poles Apart’ (1 hour) tells the poignant story and background of 733 Polish children and 102 adults who came to live in Pahiatua, New Zealand, 1944. These survivors were forcibly deported from Poland to Russia during World War 2 then evacuated to Persia during a short amnesty. They eventually found a home in New Zealand.

Museum founder Mr John Roy-Wojceichowski is one of the children,

 

 

May
31
Fri
‘Seventy-five Years’ Auckland Festival Photography 2019
May 31 @ 10:00 am – Jun 16 @ 4:00 pm

 

 

‘Seventy-five Years’. Various photographers

View a snapshot of the Polish children of Pahiatua, living in New Zealand for the last 75 years: 1944-2019. Archival photographs.

You are welcome to stay a while and peruse the current Polish Heritage Trust Museum exhibits. Museum entry by donation. Open Tue-Fri 10-4 & Sun 12-5.

We are excited to share with you this selection of photographs.