Tour: Day at Foxton
Sunday 16 February, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Join us for a special Friends tour to historic Foxton in the Horowhenua.
We will travel from Wellington to visit the town’s exciting new museum and cultural complex, Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to telling the story of Foxton and its people.
Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom, which opened in late 2017, translates to ‘the new stream’ in both Maori and Dutch, and symbolises New Zealand cultures and communities being brought together.
Our visit will include the Piriharakeke Generation Inspiration Centre, a Māori museum, arts and learning centre which celebrates the local stories, treasures, language and art of the local Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga people; and the Oranjehof Dutch Connection Centre, which showcases the stories and treasures of one of Aotearoa’s largest migrant groups, the New Zealand Dutch community.
We will see Let me be myself, the international Anne Frank travelling exhibition, created by the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam; visit the full-size replica Dutch windmill and watch it at work grinding local corn; and the Foxton Flax Stripper Museum, to discover the history of the flax industry in Foxton. Our day-long visit will finish at the MAVtech museum, which holds a hundred years-worth of audio-visual equipment from film projectors to phonographs.
The bus will leave from Te Papa at 8.30am and arrive back at Te Papa at 5.30pm.
The tour cost will include coach travel, all entry fees, a welcome morning tea, a special talk by a local historian, and a delicious lunch where you will be able to taste some traditional Dutch delicacies.
Feature image: celticmotel.co.nz, photo by Maynard Johnson
Members only. Member $85, Student $65. Incl. free parking at Te Papa, coach transport, entry fees, morning tea and lunch