Built in 1857, John Kinder House Lonely Plant Guide Award, & Historic Places Aotearoa Blue Plaque is one of Auckland’s most notable stone buildings. It was commissioned by Bishop G.A. Selwyn and designed by Frederick Thatcher, the architect for many Anglican buildings in Auckland. The ground floor rooms are devoted to the display of watercolours, photographs and sketches by John Kinder (1819-1903).
The property is available for hire for weddings, garden parties, birthday celebrations, seminars, meetings, displays, art exhibitions, fund raising events, musical performances, and workshops when it is closed for such functions. It is free entry but a donation is requested on entry. Various booklets, prints, calendars, DVDs and pamphlets on New Zealand Arts and Heritage are on sale.
Open: Wednesday to Sunday: Noon to 3pm and curator exhibitor discretion extension hours.(10-4pm)