Activities

Crinolines & Cravats

Set in an original grain store that was built in 1882, and located within New Zealand’s most
complete streetscape of Victorian commercial buildings, Whitestone City is a central heritage
hub that facilitates interactive tours of the Victorian Heritage Precinct. ​It's not a typical museum,
at Whitestone City you can touch and try everything - it brings history to life!
Come and dress up like real Victorians and fit-out in the style of a colonial town where activities,
displays, merchants, and an array of people in costume provide a glimpse of what the street would
have been like in the town’s early days.
Live displays, video imaging and plenty of interaction will immerse visitors in a living, breathing past.

We Provide

costumes and accessories for you to dress up in.

Season

Summer 10.00 am to 6.30 pm, Winter 10.00 am to 4.30 pm

Movie Nights At Whitestone City

Come enjoy movie nights in our quirky movie theatre!
Fortnightly Tues/Thursday at 8.00 pm

We show movies from Rialto, an independent film company specialising
in independent, arthouse, foreign language and documentary titles.

We Provide

ice creams/lollies for sale

Puppet Show

A unique opportunity to see Puppeteer Norbert Hausberg and his hand-crafted marionettes bringing stories to life inspired by New Zealand and international history. Show will last approximately 1 hour. Limited seats.

Teddy Bears Picnic

Bring your children and their teddy bears down to join in the fun and games at Whitestone City for a
Teddy Bears picnic. You will also be entertained with a traditional animal puppet show presented by international duo Natural Magic Pirates. Limited numbers

The Glimpse

Set in an original grain store that was built in 1882, and located within New Zealand’s most
complete streetscape of Victorian commercial buildings, Whitestone City is a central heritage
hub that facilitates interactive tours of the Victorian Heritage Precinct. ​It's not a typical museum,
at Whitestone City you can touch and try everything - it brings history to life!
Come and dress up like real Victorians and fit-out in the style of a colonial town where activities,
displays, merchants, and an array of people in costume provide a glimpse of what the street would
have been like in the town’s early days.
Live displays, video imaging and plenty of interaction will immerse visitors in a living, breathing past.

Season

Summer 10.00 am to 6.30 pm. Winter 10.00 am to 4.30 pm

The Grand Tour

Set in an original grain store that was built in 1882, and located within New Zealand’s most
complete streetscape of Victorian commercial buildings, Whitestone City is a central heritage
hub that facilitates interactive tours of the Victorian Heritage Precinct. ​It's not a typical museum,
at Whitestone City you can touch and try everything - it brings history to life!
Come and dress up like real Victorians and fit-out in the style of a colonial town where activities,
displays, merchants, and an array of people in costume provide a glimpse of what the street would
have been like in the town’s early days.
Live displays, video imaging and plenty of interaction will immerse visitors in a living, breathing past.

Season

Winter 10.00 am to 4.30 pm, Summer 10.00 am to 6.30 pm