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Explore our Time Trail of buildings from the 1860s to the 1930s.

Picnic in our spacious grounds and browse through the displays in our heritage houses Check out our large collection of early photos of the area or our collection of family archives.

Silverdale Pioneer Village, now in it’s 50th year is an ideal place for a family visit where you can wander through the buildings or picnic under the trees 
Set in park-like surrounds with a heritage chapel onsite, the Silverdale Pioneer Village is ideal to stage 
an outdoor wedding.


Queens Birthday Weekend, 2-4 June 2018 10.00am to 3.00pm

50th Anniversary Celebrations

This is a big year for the Silverdale & Districts Historical Society as it is 50 years since the first meeting of the then Wainui Historical Society was held on the 5th June 1968 which lead to the establishment of the Silverdale Pioneer Village and Museum.

The celebrations  begin on Saturday 2 June with morning tea at 10am followed by the formal opening at 11am.

Full programme here
Also on Saturday the Scottish Country Dance group will be performing at 1.30pm

  • On Sunday there will be a spinning demonstration at 10.30am
  • On Monday the Hibiscus Coast Pipe Band will be performing at 11 am
  • Other activities for the weekend include a treasure hunt for the children. Our Treats & Treasures craft shop will be open each day.

Come along and explore the Time Trail through our historic buildings each with an exhibition of yesteryear living and take part in the activities planned for the weekend.

Opening hours
The Village is open every day from 10am till 3pm except Tuesdays. Free entry so come and enjoy our expansive gardens and explore out Heritage Buldings and Collections.

Feb – Nov 10am to 3pm
Saturday & Sunday only