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The Elms Mission House

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To visit The Elms is to catch a glimpse of life in New Zealand in the early days of European settlement. The fine, late-Georgian Mission House was started in 1838 as the home of Rev A N Brown of the Church Missionary Society, and was occupied continuously until 1991 by descendents of Archdeacon Brown's second wife. The library, constructed in 1839 the oldest free-standing library in the country, still has most of the original books. Items of furniture brought from England in 1829 include an oval table around which British officers dined on the eve of the battle of Gate Pa.

Collection Type
Historic Site, History, Open Air

Contact Details
Postal address iconPO Box 14 218, Tauranga
Telephone number icon64-7-577 9772
Web address iconhttp://www.theelms.org.nz
Email address icontheelms@enternet.co.nz

Visitor Information
Physical address iconMission Street, Tauranga, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconWednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays 2pm-4pm Tour parties by prior arrangement
Charges iconAdult $5 Child 50c Grounds open daily free of charge

Function Space
The Elms Grounds and Chapel are available for weddings and other family occasions