Nestled deep in the coastal foothills of the Waitākare ranges, McCahon House embodies some of Auckland's most vital historical narratives. It stands now—as it did for McCahon— as a place where art, society and the natural environment converge. The house retains the hand-tooled additions and innovations made by McCahon himself. As a vibrant example of New Zealand vernacular architecture (a bach), it's a natural extension of his paintings.

Open
Wed–Sun 1–4pm or
by appointment

The McCahon House Museum will be closed from December 23, 2019 and will reopen January 3, 2020. 

Contact us 

mccahon@mccahonhouse.org.nz
Museum : 09 817 7200        
Office : 09 817 6148

Suggested Donation
$5 per adult

Driving:
Drive down to French Bay to turn around (and admire the view McCahon painted) and then proceed back up the street to park on the road verge in front of McCahon House. Please park with consideration for the neighbours. There is additional parking at French Bay, a very short walk up to the house.

By Bus:
Buses run hourly to the Titirangi village and part way down Otitori Bay Road. Check with Auckland Transport for timetables.

Emma Fitts, Muse with Lace in the Laundry

Emma Fitts, Muse with Lace in the Laundry, 2018. Photo Credit: Neeve Woodward.

McCahon House

The home in Titirangi, Auckland, that Colin McCahon occupied with his family in the 1950s. It is now a museum dedicated to the artist. Photograph by Jeremy Toth.

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The adjacent McCahon House Artists Residency. Photo courtesy of Patrick Reynolds

Nestled deep in the coastal foothills of the Waitākare ranges, McCahon House embodies some of Auckland's most vital historical narratives. It stands now—as it did for McCahon— as a place where art, society and the natural environment converge. The house retains the hand-tooled additions and innovations made by McCahon himself. As a vibrant example of New Zealand vernacular architecture (a bach), it's a natural extension of his paintings.

Open
Wed–Sun 1–4pm or
by appointment

The McCahon House Museum will be closed from December 23, 2019 and will reopen January 3, 2020. 

Contact us 

mccahon@mccahonhouse.org.nz
Museum : 09 817 7200        
Office : 09 817 6148

Suggested Donation
$5 per adult

Driving:
Drive down to French Bay to turn around (and admire the view McCahon painted) and then proceed back up the street to park on the road verge in front of McCahon House. Please park with consideration for the neighbours. There is additional parking at French Bay, a very short walk up to the house.

By Bus:
Buses run hourly to the Titirangi village and part way down Otitori Bay Road. Check with Auckland Transport for timetables.

We offer guided tours of the McCahon House for groups by appointment.

When you visit the McCahon House Museum we endeavour to give you a visceral experience of an artistic life—the questions, the constraints, the particularities of pursuing a life where curiosity and a desire to create art were paramount. For us such pursuits are the fundaments of a strong artistic community.

Bookings are essential
09 - 8176148 or 817 7200
mccahon@mccahonhouse.org.nz

Maximum 15 people (larger groups can be split)

Due to the steep terrain and multiple steps, the McCahon House visit is not recommended for people with restricted mobility and does not have wheelchair access. We recommend clothing suitable for the outdoors and flat footwear.

67 Otitori Bay Road
French Bay
Titirangi, Auckland

 

Open
Wed-Sun 1-4pm or
by appointment

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