Events & workshops

Beginner’s Paper Cut-outs Workshop
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

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 shears.

  • 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, on other dates and days, and is ideal for birthday parties too!

$10.00 per person. Age 7-adult.

Bookings preferred please, phone 533 3530 or 021 107 0169 or email us. All children to be accompanied by an adult please.

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

Polish Traditions of Easter exhibition.
Mar 17 @ 12:00 pm – Mar 27 @ 4:00 pm

Come along and find out about a traditional Polish Easter.

This exhibition is running alongside our Polish Easter craft workshop, which you are welcome to participate in on Sunday 24 March, as part of World of Cultures 2024 – see separate event listing for more details or book a time for your own group.

The exhibition will be available from 17-24 March (but please note the museum will be closed for Easter weekend).

Open hours are Tue-Fri 10am-4pm and Sun 12pm-5pm.

Casual entry is by donation.

A small fee applies for groups – please contact Polish Museum staff to arrange your group visit.

Ph 533 3530 or Email:

Celebrating Polish Easter with crafts. Part of World of Cultures Auckland Festival 2024.
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Design your own Polish Easter egg in this creative workshop for ages 7 to adult.

Create a colourful Easter Palm from paper. What is smigus-dyngus? It’s something fun!

Watch an educational presentation to find out about Polish Easter traditions.

Enjoy the Easter displays within the museum, then take home your own unique Easter craft work.

All children to be accompanied by an adult please.

Cost $10.00 per person, including adults. Materials are provided.

Bookings are preferred: Ph 09 533 3530. Email:

Group Sessions: You are welcome to arrange a time and date with the Polish Museum in Howick to suit your own group of 5 or more people.



Presentation: Hidden Treasure & Resistance
May 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Part of NZ Archaeology Week.

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.

Contains sensitive content – recommend adults only.

Museum entry by donation. Bookings not required.

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

Phone: 09 533 3530. Email:

Polish Museum, 125 Elliot St, Howick, East Auckland.




Discover Hidden Treasures Craft Workshop. Archaeology Week.
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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.

Ages 5-adult (All children are to be accompanied by an adult please).

Cost: $10 per person, including adults. Materials provided. Cash or internet banking (sorry no Eftpos or credit card).

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

Groups can book their own time and date to suit. Please contact Polish Museum staff to arrange.

To book please ph 09 533 3530 or email:

Venue: Polish Museum, 125 Elliot St, Howick, East Auckland.