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Plan your visit

15 July - 1 November 2009
Visa Platinum Gallery, Level 4
Te Papa is open every day of the year, including public holidays.
Hours: 10am–6pm, except 10am–9pm on Thursdays

This exhibition traces the development of the Formula One racing car from the 1950s to the 2000s – one of the great design stories of our time.

Admission prices

Adult:
Children (5 – 15 years):
Children (under 5 years):
$12
$5
Free
Concessions:
10+ adults
Friends of Te Papa:
Friends – child:
$9.50
$8.50
$8
$4
Family
     – 2 adults, 2 children
     – 2 adults, 1 child
     – 1 adult, 2 children
     – Additional child

$29
$26.50
$19.50
$3.50
School groups – self-guided
School groups – guided
$5
$6

A ticket gives you admission to Formula One™ – The Great Design Race for one day.

Conditions of entry

  • No large bags
  • No food or drink
  • Photographs of the nine Formula One cars only are allowed,  provided they are taken without the use of either a flash or a tripod

> Conditions of entry to Te Papa

Events

In conjunction with the exhibition, there is an extensive Formula One events programme featuring exhibition floortalks, car displays, panel discussions, racing simulators, and more.
Check the events page for details and locations.
> Full events programme

Tours

Guided tours are not available with this exhibition. However, our F1 events programme features informative fortnightly lunchtime and evening floortalks.

Teachers and schools

Teachers, book an education programme and get your students up close to F1 cars, and stories. The programme has links to the Technology Curriculum and is suitable for both primary and secondary students, years 1–12.
Admission charges apply and bookings are essential.

> More about the education programmes and resources

Williams FW14B 1992. Photograph by Mikel Ortega, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0
Williams FW14B 1992. Photograph by Mikel Ortega, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0

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