Beach Haven public toilets with colourful mural.
Beach Haven public toilets, 2019, photograph by Vicky Spalding.

Flushed out: the secrets of the public toilet

FreeAccessibleWest AucklandOnline

Mondays to Saturdays between 26 September-10 October
Mon-Wed: 9am-5pm
Thu: 9am-7pm
Fri: 9am-5pm
Sat: 10am-3pm


Te Atatū Peninsula Community Centre

595 Te Atatū Road, Te Atatū Peninsula

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No bookings required.


Event details

An exhibition presented by Auckland Council Archives and hosted by Te Atatū North Community Centre. This exhibition tells the history of Auckland's public toilets from heritage facilities through to more modern designs. The exhibition is divided into themes: toilets as art, eco toilets, underground facilities, accessibility, and architectural design.

Why public toilets? There is always interest in this quirky and slightly taboo topic. These modest and often overlooked structures can tell fascinating stories about Tāmaki Makaurau and the people who lived and worked here.

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Presented by: Auckland Council Archives

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