Map showing Pompallier Mission

Phone: 09 403 7861

Hours Open:

  • Weekdays: 10am–5pm
  • Weekends: 10am–5pm
  • Closed on Public Holidays

Amenities: Guided Tours Available, Gift Shop

Suitable for Ages: Families

Ticket Information:

  • Adult - guided tour of printery & garden : $15.00
  • Garden only visit: $7.00
  • Child (unaccompanied): $3.50
  • Additional fees may apply

Pompallier is the earliest surviving example of a rammed earth building (pise de terre) and oldest building associated with the history of the Roman Catholic Church in New Zealand. It was built in 1841-42 under the direction of architect Louis Perret, as a printer, tannery and storehouse for the mission as Kororareka.

The building and garden have recently undergone award-winning conservation. In summer, Pompallier operates as a working museum with interpreters demonstrating tanning, leather-work, printing and binding crafts.