Devonport is one of Auckland's earliest nineteenth century European settlements. It has a dramatic volcanic past evident in the shape of the land, a close relationship with the sea and a long history of settlement by Maori. It has been home to the NZ Navy for many years, and has a strong connection with the Army. It was a significant centre for early shipbuilding and the base for transport as far north as Waiwera. It is recognised as having some of the best streetscapes of nineteenth century commercial and residential buildings in New Zealand.
The Devonport Historical and Museum Society Inc. was formed in 1977 and is dedicated to preserving local heritage and history, and to presenting the local stories. We are supported by Auckland Council and the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board
Our Museum is housed in part of an early Presbyterian Church building that was moved by the Society to the old Mt Cambria quarry site in 1978.
The restored building is set among beautiful trees and gardens and has good parking.
The Museum is staffed on a volunteer basis by local Community members and is open at the times shown in Location and Hours. Admission is free, but a small donation would be appreciated.
We welcome group bookings and are able to provide a guide. We have good kitchen and toilet facilities and wheelchair access.
You may also like to visit the Becoming a Member section of this website.
We gratefully acknowledge the North Shore City Council and now Auckland Council for support given over the years.
To contact any of the committee email firstname.lastname@example.org