Originally run out of the All Saints Vicarage in Hinemoa Street, Highbury House was established under the Birkenhead Community Project in 1979. Its goal was to provide a venue for community activities and a crèche to enable mothers to join in activities or have time for themselves.

Housed since 1990 in its 110 Hinemoa Street premises, little has changed in terms of its purpose today. Highbury House is a vibrant hive of activity with the sounds of both young and old members of the community in the house each day – families and their children coming and going from the Early Learning Centre; many art, craft and self-help classes running through the week; the rooms being hired for various business and community activities during the week and celebration gatherings during the weekend.