Museums Directory

Pompallier Mission and Printery

Directory section: Museum

Operating Hours:

Open November - April 10am - 5pm. May - October 10am - 4pm. Closed Christmas Day.

Admission Fee:

Adult $10. Accompanied children free. Tertiary Student $7. Groups on application.

Phone: 09 403 9015

Pompallier Mission, where French Catholic missionaries translated religious texts into Maori, printed and bound them, was a saintly enclave in the most sinful site of the southern seas. In what is undoubtedly one of the best heritage tours in the country, our guides take you through the steps of leather and book-making as it was done by pioneers living in this tiny outpost more than 150 years ago.

Address

Physical

The Strand
Russell
0202
New Zealand

Postal

PO Box 140
Russell
0242
New Zealand