Research library enquiry and appointment form

Te Aka Matua Research Library is Te Papa's research and reference resource, with particular strengths in New Zealand, Māori, and Pacific history, natural history, art, photography, and museum studies. The library is distributed across the Museum, with reading rooms open to the public by appointment at our Cable Street and Tory Street sites.

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  1. Enquiry and appointment details

  2. Te Aka Matua Reading Room is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm.

    The Hector Room is open Tuesdays and Thursdays only, 9am to 12pm.

    We are closed on public holidays.

    To assist you find the material you want it is recommended you give a minimum of 24 hours notice as some of our material is located in different parts of Te Papa.

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