Temporary pop up museum now closed
A temporary exhibition space for History House Museum was opened in December 2017 to tell the stories of our local history with themes such as sporting heroes, engineering feats, social history and much more. It was hugely successful and due to the fixed term lease on the building expiring, the temporary exhibition had its final day on Sunday 15 July 2018.
We want to thank everyone who took the time to come and visit our temporary exhibition. We look forward to being able to do it again, venue permitting. Council is set to consider the long term future of the History House Museum service at its meeting in September 2018.
Updated: 24 July 2018
Building closed to the public
Unfortunately the History House Museum building in Gresson Street is closed due to earthquake prone building concerns. Council made the decision to close it effective from 5pm Friday 24 February 2017 after an engineer report was reviewed and the building was found to be just 10% of NBS (new building standard). The national minimum seismic compliance rating is 33% as per earthquake prone building regulations.
Council therefore had no option but to close the building for the safety of its staff and the public. A working group has been set up to make recommendations to Council for the future of the Museum service.
Date: 24 February 2017