McCahon House is a small museum with big stories to tell.

It is inside this house that artist Colin McCahon painted some of his best-known works. 

Step inside this slice of McCahon’s life to hear first-hand stories of the artist and his life in 1950s Auckland.

Photo Credit: Sam Hartnett



Colin McCahon (1919–1987) is  New Zealand’s most important 20th century painter. 

McCahon House is a small museum with big stories to tell.  

Open to Visitors Wed - Sun 1pm - 4pm. 

Visits outside these hours by appointment.

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McCahon Trust News

Pizza and Poetry on Fathers Day

Pizza and Poetry on Fathers Day Sunday 4th September 4pm – 6pm $20 adult, $10 Child (under 18 years) (Limited to 25 people) By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.  ~ Charles Wadsworth   Be bold and join us in this rare word threading, writing and reading event led by peoples’ poet Gus Simonovic. In the words of William Shakespeare When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son... Read more

School holiday workshops - Cubism & Sculpture

School holiday workshops - Cubism & Sculpture 10:30 - Noon Friday 15 July & Wednesday 20 July  $15 per child plus booking fees (accompanying adult free) Following the success of the school holiday workshops held at Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki*, we bring you two workshops focusing on Cubism & Sculpture at the McCahon House Museum during the July school holidays.   During the workshops, Alice Ng will guide you to will look at some cubism... Read more

Newsletter June 2016

Newsletter June 2016 Bepen Bhana's works for sale Salman And Aishwarya At Gannet Rock, Muriwai, 2016 Bepen Bhana, who recently completed his McCahon House residency, has kindly produced a series of eight paintings to support the ongoing work of the McCahon House Trust. The series of paintings are an extension of the Frankie Goes to Bollywood exhibition held at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary... Read more


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