Map showing Antrim House

Phone: 04 472 4341

Hours Open:

  • Weekdays: 8:30am–5pm
  • Closed on Public Holidays

Amenities: Wheelchair Access, Toilets

Suitable for Ages: Adults

Antrim House was built in 1904-05 for Robert Hannah, founder of Hannah's footwear company and one of the most successful businessmen of his time.

Antrim House (named after the county of his birth) was his last home, and had all the latest conveniences including gas, electric light and bathrooms. It was designed in Italianate style by the firm of Thomas Turnbull & Son, which designed many other notable Wellington buildings. It has kauri panelling and staircase, stained glass windows (all different) and ornate ceilings by Wunderlich of Sydney. In the grounds are a stable block and conservatory.

In 1979 Antrim House was given to Heritage New Zealand, who use it as their headquarters.