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Explore Government House and find out more about Governors-General, past and present
A beautiful heritage building, Government House is the main residence of the Governor-General, the Queen’s representative.
Government House offers a number of exciting education programmes, which have been created to facilitate student learning about the house, and the role, history and importance of New Zealand’s Governor-General.
Our knowledgeable educators will guide you through our Visitor Centre and Government House, discovering more about the Governor-General, his activities and the treasures and artefacts contained in the house. For teachers looking at a civics programme, visiting Government House can work alongside visits to Parliament and the Supreme Court.
Tours and programmes can be created for all levels from Early childhood, Primary (Years 1-6), Intermediate (Years 7-8), Secondary (Years 9-13), Tertiary.
Programme themes available include:
Our Visitor Centre team are happy to give advice about existing programmes or to tailor something specifically for your group.