New Zealand’s oldest building associated with the Catholic Church has been used as a printer’s workshop as well as a tannery and storehouse. It is unique in the fact that it is the oldest surviving example of a rammed earth building. There is a museum on site featuring demonstrations of printing, binding, leatherwork and tanning.
- The Strand, Russell 0202
- Telephone (09) 403 9015
- Website www.heritage.org.nz
- Admission $10
- Open Jan–Apr 10am–5pm daily; May–Oct 10am–4pm daily; Nov–Dec 10am–5pm daily guided tours Jan–Apr 10am, 11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm daily; May–Oct 10am, 11am, noon, 2pm, 3pm daily; Nov–Dec 10am, 11am, noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm daily