Let's go nuts (excuse the pun) at the former Porirua Lunatic Aslyum one Saturday afternoon ...
For nearly 100 years from 1887, this institution housed the Wellington region's mentally ill - with a maximum occupancy of 1500 patients back in the 1960s.
Today, the category 1 historic place operates as a museum - the only one of its kind in New Zealand - displaying a collection that records the development of mental health services in this country over the last 150 years.
Normally, Porirua Hospital Museum is open to the public only on Tuesdays between 1pm-4pm but I can organise a group visit there for a couple of hours one weekend soon. Perhaps in late May or early June?
Entry will be free, though I'm sure the museum trust would gratefully accept a small donation if we wanted to offer one.
You can learn more about the venue's history here but, to really wet your whistle, check out this visit by Wellington photographer Fergus Cunningham.