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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
Discover the national art collection. Free entry
Our knowledgeable hosts have a knack for bringing the stories of New Zealand’s places and people to life.
Learn Cook Islands Māori words, phrases, and pronunciation, and explore aspects of Cook Islands Māori culture.
A photograph taken by the Berry Boys, more than 80 years ago, still finds connections with the present – not only to where it was taken, but also to one of its subjects.
Te Papa Blog
Hear novelists, playwrights, poets, and other talented writers from Wellington and beyond discuss their fresh new works in this free lunchtime series. 11 Jul – 26 Sep
Find out about New Zealand’s unique birds, including living, extinct, fossil, vagrant, and introduced species, and access to 10,000 stunning images.
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.
Bring the national museum into your classroom with our cross-curricular range of educational resources.
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.
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 hundreds of rare and fascinating photographs out of Te Papa’s storerooms and onto the gallery walls.
Arts Te Papa
Discover more about the Winterbreeder Programme at Te Papa, and how our researchers are tracking Buller's mollymawk – the world’s smallest albatross.
Friends enjoy a range of benefits and discounts with their membership, including invitations to exhibition previews and private viewings.
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