Upper Hutt Blockhouse Open Day

Upper Hutt Blockhouse Open Day

Come and visit this rare surviving example of a blockhouse, built in 1860 by scared settlers in the shadow of the New Zealand Wars.

This Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga property is not open to the public often, so bring the family between 11am and 2pm (no booking required)! This is a free event, but koha is welcome.

Inside the Blockhouse there’s an exhibition from the Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre, telling the early story of Upper Hutt and its Blockhouse.

Please note that there is limited parking available in Blockhouse Lane, so parking on McHardie Street, or other surrounding streets, is recommended.

You can find out more about the Blockhouse’s story and location on Heritage New Zealand’s New Zealand Heritage List/Rārangi Kōrero online: https://www.heritage.org.nz/the-list/details/207


No booking required

Location: Blockhouse Lane (off McHardie Street), Upper Hutt

Cost: Free / Koha welcome

Contact: infocentral@heritage.org.nz, 04 494 8320

Accessibility: Small step at entrance. Upper floor accessible only by stair.

Heritage New Zealand Central Region

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is the leading national historic heritage agency. We operate in an environment marked by a growing interest in heritage, recognition of its social, cultural, environmental and economic benefits to our country, and awareness of its importance to national identity.

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