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Kemp House & Stone Store

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Kemp House is New Zealand’s oldest building and first substantial European home. Built amidst turbulence and war, under the protection of Hongi Hika of nearby Kororipo Pa, its simple tranquil presence belies the struggles and hopes of the missionaries who built it, and the hard work of the families both Maori and European, who lived there. Experienced guides bring these stories to life.

Open for business since 1836, the Stone Store offers a shopping experience like no other. Selling authentic trade goods similar to the items that were first traded here in the early years of the 19th century along with a quirky range of uniquely New Zealand merchandise, this is a great shopping experience in New Zealand for both domestic and international visitors alike.

Access to the Stone Store's ground floor shop is free, and it's just $10 for entry to the Museum, which includes a guided tour of Kemp House. Unfortunately neither building has wheelchair access.

Accompanied children and Heritage New Zealand members have free entry to this wonderful site (note special charges may apply for selected events).

Collection Type
Historic Site

Contact Details
Postal address icon246 Kerikeri Road, Stone Store Basin, Kerikeri
Telephone number icon64-9-407 9236
Web address iconhttp://www.heritage.org.nz/places/places-to-visit/northland-region/kerikeri-mission-station
Email address iconkkmission@heritage.org.nz

Visitor Information
Physical address icon246 Kerikeri Road, Stone Store Basin, Kerikeri, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconNovember-April, Daily 10am-5pm May-October, Daily 10am - 4pm Due to the fragility of the building, entry to Kemp House is by guided tour only Daily 10am-5pm Closed Christmas Day
Charges iconAdult $10 Children free Stone Store retail area - free

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