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The Birkenhead Heritage Society was founded in 1979 and is committed to preserving Birkenhead's past for future generations.  Our purpose is to acknowledge, treasure and share Birkenhead and Northcote's history, and engage the community to be part of its preservation. Read on to find out more about Our Story, Our Committee and our home, Farrington House.

The new Birkenhead Heritage Society logo draws on the traditional colours of heritage – the cream of parchment paper and the deep velvet maroon representing the rich fabric of our history. The blue and green are nods to our water and bush surroundings, also important parts of our heritage.


The stylised B highlights several key parts of Birkenhead’s story: the ferries that used to bring residents and visitors here long before the bridge; the strawberries that once grew lushly in our fields; and the houses, big and small, that were built many years ago and still stand proud today.


The flora represents the significant bush coverage in our area and the koru wave is an acknowledgement of the water and of the strong Māori history in Birkenhead.

Click here to read more about our society.

We are an enthusiastic group of locals who are passionate about looking after the history of Birkenhead and Northcote to ensure it can be understood and enjoyed by generations to come.

Click here to meet the team.

We are fortunate to have been gifted a beautiful home for our organisation by a wonderful local family. Here we also house our museum, which is a wondrous treasure trove of Birkenhead and Northcote's past. Come and visit us soon!

Click here to find out more about Farrington House.

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