Open Friday - Tuesday, 10am - 4pm

Design, Craftmanship & Family Heirlooms

Chairs for every occasion.


Come and view a collection of historic chairs at the Whangārei Museum and learn about design, craftsmanship and the cross-continental journey of the Powell family deckchair.  Be wowed by the Whangārei Mayor’s chair, carved in 1909 by Maunu resident Olive Gertrude Hawken. Consider the differences between a colonial chair, a Victorian chair, and a bentwood, and appreciate the evolution of wheelchairs and children’s chairs.


Cheers to chairs ̶ for holding us steady through life’s adventures.