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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Open daily 10am – 6pm
Te Papa is open from 10am – 6pm. Find out more about visiting, and what there is to see and do.
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Te Papa has joined forces with Weta Workshop to create an exhibition like no other. Open until 2019. Free entry
Our knowledgeable hosts have a knack for bringing the stories of New Zealand’s places and people to life.
Search our Collections Online for over 50,000 images available for free download from our art, science, and cultural collections.
A curator talk, documentary, and big-screen slide show explore why painter Hieronymous Bosch still influences, fascinates, and astonishes 500 years after his death.
Sat 27 Aug 2016, 11:00am–5:00pm
Event Ngā kaupapa motuhake
Celebrate the new season of Ngā Toi | Arts Te Papa with a day of floortalks, family activities, and other free events.
Sat 17 Sep 2016, 11:00am–5:00pm
Take part in an inspirational day of free talks and discussions about cultural diversity and positive race relations.
Thu 1 Sep 2016, 8:30am–4:30pm
Bring the national museum into your classroom with our cross-curricular range of educational resources.
Discover is the place to learn all about Te Papa's Collections Online and discover all that Te Papa has to offer from our Blog and Channel and Arts Te Papa.
Discover the history of Te Papa and our vision for the future. Find out how we work with iwi (tribes) and structure our organisation, and download our annual reports.
Discover the national art collection at Te Papa.
Exhibition Ngā whakaaturanga
Rest and recharge at one of our cafes, then browse our shops for the perfect gift or souvenir.
Take a fun and interesting tour through Te Papa. Join a daily guided tour or book a private tour.
Pounamu (New Zealand greenstone) is a treasured stone for Māori and all New Zealanders. It is valued for its beauty, strength, and durability, and there are many stories of its origins.
Browse through over 500,000 of Te Papa's artworks, objects and specimens, and the stories about the people, places and ideas that have shaped New Zealand and the Pacific.
Find out more about Te Papa's significant photography collections, ranging from mid 19th century early colonial NZ glass plates through to born-digital snapshots.
This cloak was gifted to New Zealand in 1873 and once belonged to Teai'a Mata'iapo, a Rarotongan chief. Read more about its significance.
Discover the impact WWI had on nurse Lottie Le Gallais and her family.
Te Papa Blog
From local paddocks to packed stadiums, we’ve always taken snaps of our national game. Here are some of our favourites from Te Papa’s collection.
Te Papa Channel
This exhibition brings together paintings, prints, and cultural treasures to explore the art of adornment in Māori and Pacific cultures.
Arts Te Papa
Pelorus Jack, Opo, Horace, Aihe, Maui, and Moko – New Zealanders have had the privilege of enjoying the company of many charismatic dolphins that chose to interact with us.
Friends enjoy a range of benefits and discounts with their membership, including invitations to exhibition previews and private viewings.
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