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.  


Closed Friday 23rd December - 3rd January 2017

Reopening Wednesday 4th January 2017

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

Visits outside these hours by appointment.

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McCahon Trust News

Newsletter November 2016

International artist in residence announced "The future is already here? It is just not evenly distributed" byTaro Shinoda for 20th Sydney Biennale 2016. , (Photo Credit: Artist)   In partnership with Tobias Berger, Head of Art, Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Art, Hong Kong, McCahon House is pleased to announce Taro Shinoda as the recipient of the inaugural international artist in residence. Taro Shinoda will take up his three-months residency in spring... Read more

Newsletter October 2016

Anne McCahon (née Hamblett) Exhibition Image: Anne Hamblett, Poppies, (1937), oil on board, 456 x 452mm  Hocken Pictorial Collections Visitors to McCahon House often want to know more about Anne McCahon. To meet the demand for this constant interest, McCahon House embarked on a journey of discovery with a great team, including curator Linda Tyler, researcher Jessica Douglas and Andrew Clifford and his team at Te Uru.   More importantly we worked... Read more

School Holiday Workshop - The Puriri & The Kereru

School Holiday Workshop  - The Puriri & The Kereru In this workshop you will explore the garden of McCahon House and learn about the endemic evergreen Puriri and the lovely Kereru (wood pigeon).  Lead by artist Georgina Caulton you will create and paint a cool functional Kereru/Puriri container. In the spirit of Colin McCahon's interest in conservation and loving our environment,  you will learn  about the role Kereru and Moa played in dispersing Puriri seeds... Read more


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