Events & workshops

Mar
17
Sun
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: phtmuseum@outlook.com

May
2
Thu
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: phtmuseum@outlook.com

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

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May
5
Sun
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: phtmuseum@outlook.com

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

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May
12
Sun
Poles at Monte Cassino – 80 Years exhibition.
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – May 19 @ 5:00 pm

Many of the Polish children of Pahiatua’s relatives fought alongside other Allies in the Battle of Monte Cassino in Italy. Polish Forces eventually captured the strategic hill on 18 May 1943, after heavy casualties, with over one thousand killed and three thousand wounded.

Exhibition on from May 12-19th at the Polish Museum, 125 Elliot St, Howick. 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: phtmuseum@outlook.com

May
30
Thu
Auckland Festival of Photography. Transmitter of Reality: Life in Markow.
May 30 @ 10:00 am – Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm

Transmitter of reality: Jozef Ulma Part of Auckland Festival of Photography 2024 Exhibition.

Ulma was a record-keeper of his lived reality through photography. He took images of his family, local people and Markowa Village life in rural Poland – grounded subjects which mattered to this well to do peasant with a strong social conscience. He sharpened his lens with a touch of brilliance, ended too soon with the spattered print of young people whom the family were hiding on that fateful day. Jozef Ulma stood up to religious and cultural hatred in a time of war and terror – and paid the ultimate price.

Venue and admission Museum entry by donation. Groups by prior arrangement (small fee applies). Polish Heritage Trust Museum, 125 Elliot St, Howick. To book ph 09 533 3530 or Email phtmuseum@outlook.com