contact us

The Packard Motor Museum is open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10am– 4pm. You can contact us by telephone on 09 434 8214 or by Email or message us on Facebook at Packard Museum


No, Not at all.
You may walk freely around the Museum and its grounds looking at all the exhibits, taking photos and videos.
We do have two rules , 1: Please DO NOT open the bonnets or doors of the vehicles or climb onto any vehicles.

We have 5 large buildings to house most of the collection and some machinery is outside. Therefore some of you could be here all day while others may call in for a quick look on the way North or South…

We welcome corporate or social functions and can arrange special events or educational visits.

We do not have a museum café. The excellent Office Café is next door to the museum for coffee, lunch and afternoon tea. Contact Julie on 09 434 8271.

The museum is closed Christmas Day and New Years Day. Watch for website announcements setting out opening times on public holidays and other special days throughout the year

Yes!  We encourage amateur photography of our exhibits. We love to see our visitors’ photos posted on Facebook, Instagram and other social media. For serious camera enthusiasts, we offer photo opportunities for groups and individuals. We would love to display your photographs in a special exhibition at the museum.  Photography for commercial purposes is by negotiation. The Packard Motor Museum retains all relevant copyrights to all our collections.

The museum is happy to open specially for clubs and groups of 10+ people. These special tours must be arranged in advance by contacting museum staff on 09 434 8214 or email

Most of the cars run but not all of them. We rarely take the cars out on the public road, as if they were involved in an accident we could never replace them. The insurance premiums would be very expensive. For the same reasons, we never hire our cars out for weddings or other functions.

The museum is run by the Anawhata Museum Trust, a registered charitable trust. It is not sponsored by the government. Our revenue is generated mainly by fundraising and admissions. Donations are always gratefully accepted.