Howick Historical Village is a living history museum in seven acres of grounds and gardens, and depicts a Fencible settlement in the period from 1840 to 1880. Fencibles were pensioned-off British soldiers who came to New Zealand with wives and families.
The collection at the village ranges from art to furniture, textiles to archives. The gardens include period appropriate plants and planting schemes. Every third Sunday of the month is a live day with costumed staff, a working forge, cooking over open fires, craft demonstrations and Victorian games (subject to change).
A wide range of programmes, tours and workshops are on offer for groups and schools. See website for upcoming events.