Set in Titirangi bush amongst mature kauri and a short stroll from French Bay that inspired a series of McCahon's 1950's works, the House Museum, with its clever subtle award-winning audio visual material, provides the visitor with a strong sense of place that was home to New Zealand's most important 20th century artist Colin McCahon. 

Photo Credit: Sam Hartnett


McCahon Trust News

Holiday Programme - Observational Drawing Classes

Wednesday 1st October: 12pm - 3pm Wednesday 8th October: 12pm - 3pm $15 per person (materials and afternoon tea provided) (11 -16yrs) Tutor : Jan Simmons McCahon House Volunteer and Art Teacher. This workshop will focus on the context that inspired Colin McCahon’s series of paintings during his 'Titirangi Years'. Using dry media, you will be encouraged to experience... Read more

Heritage Talks: 2 Talks on 2 Sundays

Sunday 28 September, 11am - 12pm:  Stacey Hill (Kauri Dieback Programme), focusing on kauri dieback, and the future of the iconic kauri that inspired much of McCahon's work during this time. Sunday 5 October, 11am-12pm: Lynda Simmons (Award winning Architect). Her talk will focus on the architecture produced during the years McCahon lived in Titirangi, and how the... Read more

Education Programme

For Schools: Years 7 - 13 

Enjoy a guided tour  through the award winning house museum set amidst the bush and birds in Titirangi. The site and information displays provide a unique educational experience and provides and insight into how our greatest painter Colin McCahon and his family lived and what he painted during the 1950s.

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McCahon House Museum

Opening Hours

11am - 3pm

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

Closed public holidays

Group and education bookings 

available outside these hours

by request 


67 Otitori Bay Road 

French Bay, Titirangi


Phone: 09 8176148

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