All events in July

6 July 2014

    Kids, watch expert weavers at work, enjoy Matariki face-painting, and more – all to celebrate the new Ngāti Toa family exhibition in our Māori-themed Discovery Centre.

    Generally associated with glory, honour and victory, medals also have a darker side, and this lesser known aspect of medallic art is well represented in the British Museum’s collection.

14 July 2014

    Journalist and novelist Tim Wilson discusses his latest novel, News Pigs, with chair Richard Langston in the first Writers on Mondays session for 2014.

17 July 2014

    Chelsea Nichols presents a floortalk on Winifred Knights’ The Marriage at Cana (1923). The preparatory drawings, displayed alongside, illustrate layers of meaning within the painting.


21 July 2014

    Poets Maria McMillan, Rachel O’Neill, and Marty Smith discuss life before and after their first collections. Therese Lloyd chairs the session.

24 July 2014

25 July 2014

    Join Christina Wirihana in the exhibition Kāhui Raranga: The Art of Tukutuku and find out about the materials, myths, and meanings behind these stunning works.

28 July 2014

1 August 2014

    Calling breastfeeding mothers! Bring your baby to Te Papa and be part of a group breastfeeding latch on.

2 August 2014

    Members of Delava have learnt from and performed with the great masters of Persian music. Come and experience the ancient and beautiful traditions of Iran.

3 August 2014



    Join us for a brilliant day of crafts and activities with a sci-fi futuristic theme

    Level 4 Classroom, free entry