We are a small, community-focused museum located in South Auckland with an aim of connecting visitors with Papakura's cultural and natural history.
Papakura Museum is a community facility founded by the members of the Papakura & District Historical Society (PDHS). The Museum's permanent display focuses on the rich and diverse history of Papakura, Drury, and districts, and tells their stories through text, image, and artefact. The Military Gallery focuses on local military history. Each year the Museum curates four feature exhibitions that run from 2-4 months and encompass a variety of topics/themes.
If you are interested in researching your family history but don’t know where to begin, Papakura Museum has an experienced genealogist available to help. We can aid you in your research, offering full access to a number of subscription websites and access to our research archives.
Entry is free, although donations gratefully received. Papakura Museum also runs an high quality education programme, cemetery tours, and evening talks. There is free, covered parking available underneath the Papakura Museum which can be accessed via 28 East Street, Papakura. Level 1 has free all-day parking. Level 2 has free parking for up to 3 hours. Lift access to the Museum is available on each level. Take the elevator to Level 3, where the Papakura Museum is located. There are many other parking options available in and around Papakura.
209 Great South Road, Papakura, Papakura 2110, New Zealand