Two women outside Bishop's Palace, the home of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland for over 120 years
Photo by Everall Deans, 2018

Fully booked Ponsonby presents: Bishop's Palace guided tour


FreeCentral Auckland
Date

Thursday 4 October, 11am-12.30pm and 2pm-3.30pm

Venue

Venue disclosed upon booking

Cost

Free

Bookings

Bookings are required

- Fully booked -

Website

iloveponsonby.co.nz

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Event details

A rare opportunity to walk inside one of Auckland's secret gems – the 1896 Bishop's Palace, which has served as the home of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland for over 120 years.

This imposing residence is one of the country's largest buildings intact from the Victorian era. It was one of Auckland's first houses lit by electricity, and still has its original porcelain toilets.

Hear about the key people associated with its history, including British architect Peter Paul Pugin, Bishop John Luck, who introduced new buildings on the site, and Bishop Liston, who revitalised the diocese.

The Bishop's House is registered as a Category 1 historic building, identifying it as a place of outstanding heritage significance.


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