Kaiparoro Historic House Museum
This historic house, built in 1911, and now functioning as an international artist residency, offers house tours in summers. Original woodwork throughout and beautiful brass doorhandles and doorplates. A built-in steel safe in hallway and steep stairs to an 11 ft high loft workshop, along with working vice and unique dormer window, evoke the world of clockmaker Christopher Burton, who lived here from 1911 into the 1940s. All external and internal walls are solid concrete. Part of one wall is exposed to reveal vertical rebars and horizontal fencing wire inside hand-poured concrete. Story boards present three stories: Kaiparoro Stories, Past and Present;The Making of the Anzac Memorial Bridge,( which is across the road); Danish and Norwegian Connections. The museum also offers an interactive recording of life stories in the Little Hand Museum.
New Pacific Studio Mt Bruce RD1 Masterton 5921
New Pacific Studio State Highway 2 Masterton 5921
January- April Fridays- Sundays 2-4 pm and by special agreement.
$10 adults, includes afternoon tea. Children under 16 free.