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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 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.

Group guided tours can be arranged.
Many schools favour the Pioneer Village as a location for field trips where children can learn more about the past.  Talks can be tailored to fit in with the school’s curriculum.
To arrange a tour, phone Judy on 09 426 5618

Opening hours during Summer
Closed Monday & Friday.  Open other days 10am to 3.00pm


APRIL 7th    Popping up in Ellerslie   $32

Pickup at the Pioneer Village at 8.30 am, Loop Rd 8.40 and Westhoe Rd 8.50
A bus trip to where Robert Graham set up pleasure gardens’ complete with zoo for the entertainment of the people of Auckland. Now the Ellerslie Racing Club we will visit the facilities at the racecourse and learn how it is run today and also to see the modern recreation of the Globe Theatre erected there for a summer/autumn season.  Lunch (at your own cost) will be at the Alexandra Racecourse up the road and we will finish the day in the peaceful surroundings of the Domain Wintergardens

APRIL 18th   Tuesday Club  10.30am

MAY 5th  Life on the Ocean Waves with Norm Greenall.
11am Gold coin donation. After Norm’s talk we’ll have a shared lunch in the parsonage.

MAY 16th     Tuesday Club  10.30am

MAY 26th     Annual General Meeting   11am
This year’s meeting is more than usually important.  Please try to get there to give us your thoughts about the future of the Pioneer Village.   As usual, shared lunch in the parsonage to follow.

JUNE 2nd     Midwinter lunch  11.30 for 12 noon at the RSA $27

JUNE 20th   Tuesday Club  10.30am

Washstand

A musical evening

Interior of Chapel