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

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Museum

Interpretation Centre

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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Residency

Parehuia

McCahon House Artists’ Residency is amongst the most prestigious artists’ residencies in New Zealand. Three residencies a year are available to outstanding mid career artists. Artists receiving the residency live and work in the purpose built French Bay house with attached studio.

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Manage

McCahon House Artists’ Residency, named Parehuia by local kaumatua Eru Thompson in 2008, is amongst the most prestigious artists’ residencies in New Zealand. Three residencies a year, each of three months duration, are available to outstanding mid career artists. Artists receiving the residency live and work in the purpose built French Bay house with attached studio.

Manage

McCahon House Artists’ Residency, named Parehuia by local kaumatua Eru Thompson in 2008, is amongst the most prestigious artists’ residencies in New Zealand. Three residencies a year, each of three months duration, are available to outstanding mid career artists. Artists receiving the residency live and work in the purpose built French Bay house with attached studio.

 

McCahon Trust News

Holiday Programme - Observational Drawing

McCahon House Museum  Thursday 16th July 1.30pm-3pm Tutor : Cynthia Smith - Art Tutor and McCahon House Trustee.   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 the environment where Colin McCahon lived with his... Read more



House Museum Open

1pm - 4pm

Wednesday to Sunday


Closed: public holidays 


Visits outside these hours
by appointment


Address

67 Otitori Bay Road 

French Bay, Titirangi

Auckland

Museum: 09 817 7200 

Office: 09 817 6148

mccahon@mccahonhouse.org.nz

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