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.

News Items of interest………..



 Heritage Society Coffee Morning

Tuesday 20th February 10.30am
Meet to discuss heritage interests and objects over coffee.
All welcome

Car boot sale

We are having a Car Boot Sale as a fund raiser at the pioneer village on Saturday 24th February from 8.30 – 12.30.  Sites are $20 .  If you would like to book a site please contact

If you have small items suitable for sale in the village’s own car boot that you would like to drop offplease donnate them at the parsonage during the weekends 10 -3pm

We are also looking for volunteers to man the village “car boot”

March 2          Talk, 11am in the chapel  gold coin donation!

We are very fortunate that John Perry, whom many of you will remember well from the antiques fairs Ruth Olsen used to run at the Pioneer Village, is to provide appraisals, Antiques Roadshow style, of anything you care to bring along.  He is very knowledgeable having been curator of the Rotorua Museum for about twenty years and since the run a successful antiques and collectables business in Helensville. He may also share some reminiscences of his professional life.

Shared lunch afterwards in the parsonage.

Hibiscus Coast Concert Band Entertains at Silverdale Pioneer Village
On Saturday the 2nd December the Hibiscus Coast  Concert Band played to an appreciative audience of over 150 visitors at the Silverdale Pioneer Village.
Under beautiful blue skies the Band enterained the crowd to an afternoon of Christmas tunes as part of the first day of the Pioneer Village Christmas Festival which runs until Christmas Day.

Opening hours  Dec – Jan
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