Join Mary Kelleher in her amazing mobile sewing kombi van at the museum this summer! Dive into a hands-on workshop where you'll create your own epic shark scene inspired by the Manukau Harbour of Stories - a mural book created by Mary that illustrates the rich history of the Manukau.
Stretching out to three meters wide, the book holds special treasures sewn into its pages, each telling a different story about the history of the Manukau. Among these tales, Mary particularly loved stitching the shark which is based on the Pou Whenua in Karamatura Valley. The textures mimic a real shark emerging from the water and are the inspiration for these children’s workshops.
20 and 21 January 2024 | 2 hour workshops at 10:30am & 2:00pm | $25 per child (caregivers free)
Location Te wāhi
New Zealand Maritime MuseumPlan your route
Getting there Te huarahi ki reira
The Museum is a short walk from the centre of town and Britomart station. There are also parking buildings nearby on Pakenham St East and Market Lane.
Local tip He tīwhiri mō te rohe
If you don’t mind loud noises, turn up to see (and hear) the museum’s replica cannon being fired - it happens at 12pm each day.