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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.

To navigate the site click on the menu at the top of the page


2023 Annual Open Day .

We customarily hold an Open Day at the Retreat each spring for people to enjoy the garden and view the exterior of this important heritage house. 


2023 is the year of the Williams Family's bicentennial reunion in Paihia, so instead of an Open Day the Retreat will be a major feature of reunion activities for four days in April, but will not be opening to the wider public during this period.

Notice of any additional Open Day to be held later in the year for the public to visit will be posted here when a date is confirmed.

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