Events & workshops

May
31
Wed
Photography exhibition: Warsaw Uprising ‘44.
May 31 @ 10:00 am – Jun 11 @ 5:00 pm

Buried photographs documenting underground defiance against occupation survived destruction of the city and its inhabitants.

Part of Auckland Festival of Photography 2023 / theme – Resistance.

Held at Polish Museum, 125 Elliot St, Howick from 31 May – 11 June. Hours: Tue-Fri 10am-4pm and Sun 12-5pm. Entry is by donation and groups by prior booking (fee applies). Ph 533 3530. Email: phtmuseum@outlook.com

Jul
2
Sun
Polish Comics and their Creators exhibition.
Jul 2 @ 12:00 pm – Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm

Comics were outlawed as a ‘demoralising Western influence’ from 1947-57 in Eastern Bloc Poland. Find out about the fight for publication freedom by graphic illustrators and authors as well as a survey of their works.

Part of East Auckland Art Trail 2023.

Held at the Polish Museum, 125 Elliot St, Howick.

Museum entry is by donation. Groups by prior booking (small fee). Ph 533 3530 or email phtmuseum@outlook.com

Jul
6
Thu
Polish Comics craft workshop.
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

An educational presentation and activity for the school holidays. Learn about the creators, stories and history of Polish comics. Make comic character craft work to take home.

Part of East Auckland Art Trail 2023 and Polish Parliament Year of (in 2023).

For ages 5-adult. Held on 6th July from 10am-12pm at the Polish Museum, 125 Elliot St, Howick.

$10 per person, includes craft materials.

Ph 533 3530 or email phtmuseum@outlook.com to book.

Image Source: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/ComicBook/TytusRomekIAtomek

Jul
9
Sun
Astronomer Copernicus craft workshop.
Jul 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

An educational presentation and activity for the school holidays.

Learn about the scientific work and discoveries of Copernicus in this 550th year of his birth anniversary.

Create a model of the heliocentric solar system to take home.

Part of East Auckland Art Trail 2023.

For ages 6-adult.

Ph 533 3530 or email phtmuseum@outlook.com to book.

Jul
12
Wed
Polish Comics craft workshop.
Jul 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

An educational presentation and activity for the school holidays. Learn about the creators, stories and history of Polish comics. Make comic character craft work to take home.

Part of East Auckland Art Trail 2023 and Polish Parliament Year of (in 2023).

For ages 5-adult. Held on 12th July from 10am-12pm at the Polish Museum, 125 Elliot St, Howick.

$10 per person, includes craft materials.

Ph 533 3530 or email phtmuseum@outlook.com to book.

Image Source: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/ComicBook/TytusRomekIAtomek

Sep
24
Sun
I Want Peace! exhibition. Part of Auckland Heritage Festival 2023.
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 8 @ 5:00 pm

“I want peace! I want my family to smile like before. I want to feel the safe sky and bright warm sun over my head. I want to go to school. I want to freely give joy and happiness with my violin playing”, Illariia, age 7, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine.

View moving testimonies of war from children. Polish children record their experiences during World War II under German occupation, while Ukrainian children draw the current war. Includes the ‘Mom, I Don’t Want War’ exhibition of the Polish-Ukrainian AAN archival project, courtesy of Polish Embassy NZ, 50 Years NZ-Poland diplomatic relationship.  In addition, there is a spotlight on some of the Polish children from war zones who later made their lives in Auckland.

Heritage Festival runs from Sun 24 Sep–Sun 8 Oct, Tue-Fri: 10am-4pm, Sun: 12pm-5pm. Polish Museum closed Mon & Sat.

Polish Museum, 125 Elliot St, Howick, East Auckland, NZ. Museum entry by donation. Also available as a presentation for groups. Groups please book (small fee applies). Ph 533 3530 or Email phtmuseum@outlook.com to book a date and time to suit.

Image caption:  by Joanna Wczesna, courtesy Polish Embassy NZ

Peace and Love: paper cut-outs workshop. Part of Auckland Heritage Festival 2023.
Sep 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Create Polish ‘wycinanki’ paper cut-outs in this fun workshop with the Polish Museum. These traditional cut-outs were created for decorating walls and ceiling beams in rural cottages for seasonal festivals. Designs are based on the Lowicz and Kurpie regions of Poland. After the visual presentation and craft workshop, enjoy the displays of wycinanki in the museum, then take home your own unique wycinanki artworks.

Sun 24 Sep, 2pm-4pm & Thu 5 Oct, 10am-12pm or book your own group time to suit.

Cost: $10:00 per person includes materials.

To book P: 533 3530 / E: phtmuseum@outlook.com

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

Oct
1
Sun
March With Us! Illustrated talk. Part of Auckland Heritage Festival 2023.
Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Processions, fundraising, a Vulcan Lane vigil and Queen St march were among events to raise awareness of communist atrocities behind the Iron Curtain in Poland. Find out more about the Auckland efforts of organisations, politicians and the wider community in this illustrated talk in English by Polish-Aucklander, Jack (Jacek) Drecki.

Sun 1 Oct, 2pm-3pm at Polish Heritage Trust Museum, 125 Elliot St, Howick, East Auckland. Museum entry by donation.

Image: Free Countries Support Polish Solidarity card, Jacek Drecki collection, Auckland.

Oct
5
Thu
Peace and Love: paper cut-outs workshop. Part of Auckland Heritage Festival 2023.
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Create Polish ‘wycinanki’ paper cut-outs in this fun workshop with the Polish Museum. These traditional cut-outs were created for decorating walls and ceiling beams in rural cottages for seasonal festivals. Designs are based on the Lowicz and Kurpie regions of Poland. After the visual presentation and craft workshop, enjoy the displays of wycinanki in the museum, then take home your own unique wycinanki artworks.

Sun 24 Sep, 2pm-4pm & Thu 5 Oct, 10am-12pm or book your own group time to suit.

Cost: $10:00 per person includes materials.

To book P: 533 3530 / E: phtmuseum@outlook.com

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

Dec
3
Sun
Workshop: Celebrate a Polish Christmas
Dec 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Celebrate a Polish Christmas with paper and wool decorations.

Learn some Christmas Eve traditions, watching the first star and Wigilia supper.

Enjoy family fun creating your own paper and wool Christmas decorations to take home after the presentation.

For ages 5-adult. All children to be accompanied by an adult, thank you.

Cost is $10 per person and includes all materials provided (cash or internet banking is available, sorry no Eftpos).

Bookings are preferred; please contact museum staff by phone 09 533 3530 or email phtmuseum@outlook.com

This workshop is also available for groups of adults or adults with children during the weeks leading up to Christmas. Please contact museum staff to arrange a date and time to suit your own group. Ph 09 533 3530 or email phtmuseum@outlook.com