Plan your visit 

Discover how to get to Te Papa, highlights for first-time visitors and where to park.
Āta toro mai – Pānuitia tēnei wāhanga i te reo Māori.

Hours and admission costs

Open every day of the year, including all public holidays.
Hours: 10am−6pm, and 10am−9pm on Thursdays.
Free entry, though charges apply to some short-term exhibitions and activities.

Te Papa Store – 9am–6pm, and 9am–9pm on Thursdays
Te Papa Cafe – 9am–5pm
Level 4 Espresso – 10am–5.30pm, and 10am–8.30pm on Thursdays
Te Aka Matua Library – by appointment only, 10am–5pm Monday to Friday, closed public holidays

Anzac weekend opening hours

Gallipoli: The scale of our war will be open for extended hours over the Anzac long weekend:

  • Friday 24 April: 10am-9pm
  • Saturday 25 April: 7am-9pm (early opening includes Te Papa Cafe, Level 1)
  • Sunday 26 April: 10am-9pm

**Please note these extended hours only apply to the Gallipoli exhibition. All other areas and exhibitions are open during normal museum hours (10am–6pm, late night 9pm Thursday).