Exterior Cottage of Ewelme Cottage at dusk

In line with recent New Zealand Government announcements, Ewelme Cottage is closed to the public until further notice to help protect the health of all visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19. For the latest information on COVID-19 in Aotearoa New Zealand visit the official government website.

Opening Hours

10.30am - 4.30pm

Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day

no-smoking toilet


Member Free

Adult $10.00

Under 18 years Free

* Surcharges may apply for special events


14 Ayr Street
Parnell, Auckland 1052

+64 9 524 5729


The study at Ewelme Cottage filled with books, photographs, a desk and chair, as well as two more chairs for guests

Possessed of a magnificent beard and an even more arresting name, the Rev Vicesimus Lush commissioned Ewelme Cottage during his tenure as Vicar of Howick. Completed in 1864 it has - bar the odd early alteration - remained largely unchanged ever since.

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The Lush family outside Ewelme Cottage

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