Welcome to the Polish Heritage Trust Museum

 Visiting Us:  PHTM is situated in Howick,  East Auckland, New Zealand.

We are near the intersection of Elliot and Moore Streets. The white and red Polish Flag will be flying to welcome you, this is  attached to the museum building.  The Museum consists of two levels, the Upper and Lower Galleries.

The Lower Gallery also contains the PHT Library and has facilities to screen movies and documentaries (up to 35 visitors) and houses part of the museum collection, but the main collection is in the Upper Gallery. We do not have a lift but you have to deal with only a dozen stairs. Free parking is available in the Museum grounds. Buses can also park in this area.

Group Bookings and Individual Visitors:

The Museum welcomes individual visitors and group bookings. Please see ‘Adult group bookings’ tab for more details on group bookings. For school groups see tab ‘Stefania for Schools’

Admission prices:

  • Individual visitors: by donation. Suggest $10-$5
  • Group bookings/workshops/classes : by arranged entry fee, usually around $10pp

 Workshops/classes and educational programmes:

There are also workshops/classes and educational programmes designed for adults, children and families. PHTM  also encourages school groups and home school students to participate in the ‘Stefania for schools’ programme.  See further details on the Stefania for schools’ tab


Please contact us for the latest events, this is an ever changing programme and includes family days to celebrate Easter and Christmas, workshops in traditional paper craft called Wycinanki, plus the ‘Polish Films on Sunday in Winter’ programme. Most events start at 2pm. Please call to make an enquiry for the latest activity. Other Sundays are part of exhibitions in the following events ‘Auckland Festival of Photography’, ‘Arts Festival Out East’, NZ Archaeology Week and ‘Auckland Heritage Festival’.

HOURS: We are open Tues to Friday and Sunday afternoon, we offer ‘after hours visits’ as well but these need to be arranged prior, see How to find us tab.

We are proud to be part of the diverse tapestry of experiences that East Auckland has to offer.

Check out the East Auckland Tourism Inc. website