The House Museum is set in the Titirangi bush amongst mature kauri and a short stroll from French Bay that inspired a series of McCahon's significant 1950's works. 

Photo Credit: Sam Hartnett


McCahon Trust News

Artweek Art Tour

Art Week Tour Saturday 18 October 2pm Lopdell House, Titirangi. The McCahon House Residency Art Collection now adorns the halls of Lopdell House. The works represent over 20 New Zealand artists during their emerging or mid career phase and were developed during their residency. Former Lopdell House Gallery curator Kate Wells will provide an interpretative tour through the works. The tour... Read more

Amy Howden-Chapman Artweek Talk

Artists’ Residency Studio Artist Talk Saturday 18 October  Talk starts at 3.30pm  Open from 3pm You are invited to meet resident artist Amy Howden-Chapman to find out where her “investigation into the history of the anti-nuclear movement in NZ and its parallels with today’s movements to stop catastrophic climate change” has led her arts practice during 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.

Read more

Get Involved!

Become a Friend, Buy Art, Volunteer, Share your story, Donate

Help make the project the amazing success it is.

Read more


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

How to get to Titirangi
Book a tour
More visitor information