Welcome to the Henry and William Williams Museum website, which showcases ‘The Retreat’, an historic house at Pakaraka in Northland, New Zealand, built for Henry and Marianne Williams in 1853.

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2021 Annual Open Day - Cancelled.


Sadly, due to the ongoing uncertainties around COVID-19 and possible alert level changes, we have decided to cancel our annual Open Day for 2021. 


Instead we are embarking on some fairly major restoration and renovation work of the exterior verandah, and are continuing to develop and plant the gardens in preparation for our family bicentennial in 2023.


We will keep you posted here, and on our Facebook page, regarding any additional or rescheduled Open Days for 2022.

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