Enjoy one of The Kauri Museum’s standout exhibitions with your next visit, or explore these rich digital resources online.

Tudor Collins: Man of Many Faces

Our current special exhibition dives into the world of renowned photographer Tudor Collins. Famous for capturing an essence of early New Zealand through his skill with photography, Tudor led a varied life, pursuing a number of careers including soldier, sailor, entrepreneur, bushman and farmer. Take a glimpse into Tudor’s past through an amazing collection of photographs and personal items from the collections of The Kauri Museum, the National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Albertland & Districts Museum and Warkworth Districts Museum.

Entry to the exhibition is free with admission to The Kauri Museum


Textiles Exhibition: A touch of lace for every occasion

Exhibition now open until January 2019

A Touch of Lace for Every Occasion is an exhibition that displays items of lace from The Kauri Museum collection. Developed by our Textile Volunteers, the exhibition includes an outstanding wedding dress, made using lace that was already 100 years old when the bride, Zoë Sykes, was married in 1940. You will also find a beautiful example of an Irish crochet blouse, along with a collar. These two items were treasures Olga Tetzner, neé Baroness Rheibender, brought out of Russia when the family fled the 1917 revolution. The workmanship is exquisite with references to their Russian origin in the motifs used. Numerous other fine examples of lace, that tell local and international stories, can be seen in the display – reached by following the lace trail along the Sterling Wing to the Boarding House.





Axemen Legends of Northland 

In its first dual online and onsite experience, The Kauri Museum  presents the origins and evolution of the sport of woodchopping in an exhibition that showcases Northland’s Legendary Axemen. Featuring highlights from video interviews recorded with a selection of contemporary Northland axemen, our online exhibition summarises this enduring heritage sport through their eyes: its events, equipment, technique and organisation.


The Man from Matakohe

Exhibition now closed.  From farm boy, to military man, to politician, and finally, Prime Minister of New Zealand: in its biggest exhibition to date, The Kauri Museum features the story of Matakohe’s most famous soldier and local hero, Joseph Gordon Coates.  


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