Exterior Cottage of Ewelme Cottage at dusk

Ewelme Cottage is open under ORANGE in the traffic light system. If you are visiting us, you will need to wear a mask and follow our Covid-19 requirements. At this time, we do not require Vaccine Passes for entry to our visitor sites, cafes and shops, however this may be reviewed in line with our Covid-19 policy settings. You can check our website on the day of your visit for the most up-to-date information and please stay home if you’re unwell. For the latest on Covid-19 in Aotearoa New Zealand visit the official government website.

Getting Here


14 Ayr Street
Parnell, Auckland 1052

no-smoking toilet

+64 9 524 5729


Ewelme Cottage is located 2.7kms from Auckland city.

By public transport


Ewelme Cottage is a 15-minute walk from Parnell Railway Station and a 25-minute walk from Newmarket Railway Station where train services connect to Auckland city and other Auckland destinations.


Ewelme Cottage is 150 metres from Parnell Road where inner and outer link bus services have connections to Auckland city and other Auckland destinations. 


Ewelme Cottage is a short cycle from central Newmarket. The cottage is located at the top of a steep hill. Check Google Maps to see if this suits your cycling abilities. Please don’t cycle within the grounds.

By road

From Parnell, drive along Parnell Road and then turn left into Ayr Street. Ewelme Cottage is on your left up a bypass.

From Newmarket, drive along Broadway. At the roundabout, take the second exit and stay on Broadway then continue onto Parnell Road. Turn right onto Ayr Street. Ewelme Cottage is on your left up a bypass.


There is no onsite parking available for visitors and street parking is restricted. The closest parking is available at the Domain and Newmarket Park, and in nearby streets.

Hours and Entry

Opening Hours

10.30am - 4.00pm

Last admission into the house at 3.15pm

Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day


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Adult $10.00

Under 18 years Free

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Ewelme Cottage is a multi-level building, with several changes of floor level and uneven surfaces on the paths approaching the site. Unfortunately, there is no wheelchair access to the cottage.


Food and Drink

There are a great selection of local cafés and eateries located just a short distance from Ewelme Cottage in Parnell and Auckland city.

This is a smoke and vape free site.

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Children and Whānau

Both inside and out, there are things for kids to discover. Inside explore the house, how many books can you count in the study? Or can you spot the miniature wooden tea set? It’s the apple of our eye. Outside, in the garden there is room to stretch little legs.

Things to remember

We care for some important taonga (treasures) in our collection and our heritage buildings have lived a long life, so some rooms or items in the house may be off limits at times for conservation and maintenance.

Some rooms may be dimly lit depending on the weather and time of year.

Safe Space

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is proud to be part of the Safe Space Alliance, offering safe and inclusive spaces that welcome and support the LGBTQI+ community.

A safe space is a space where the LGBTQI+ community can freely express themselves without fear. It is a space that doesn’t tolerate violence, bullying, or hate speech towards the LGBTQI+ community.

Safe spaces logo a rainbow circle with the words 'Safe Space, wāhi haumaru'