Find information on 500,000-plus treasures in Te Papa’s history, science, and art collections, from Māori cloaks and Pacific tattoos to dinosaur teeth and contemporary art. There’s something for everyone. Plus, you can now download thousands of images free!
Discover behind-the-scenes stories from Te Papa’s experts, including curators, scientists, historians, collection managers, and educators. Find out about new research, conservation efforts, exhibition installation, and much more. Join the conversation by adding a comment.
Find out about all New Zealand’s unique birds, including living, extinct, fossil, vagrant, and introduced species, and access stunning images. Te Papa partnered with Birds New Zealand and the Department of Conservation to develop NZ Birds Online.
NZ Birds Online
Buy unique gifts and mementos from some of New Zealand’s finest artists. Wood carvings, glassware, jewellery, books, art, and exhibition merchandise are all available. You can also purchase gallery-quality prints online.
Te Papa Online Store
Join the Friends of Te Papa to receive a range of membership benefits while providing valued support to New Zealand’s national museum.
Friends of Te Papa
Explore New Zealand’s museums, galleries and whare taonga through their collections. Kōtuia ngā Kete is a website for New Zealand museums, galleries and whare taonga which connects across online collections. It also provides organisation profiles and collection search.
Kōtuia ngā Kete is an initiative from National Services Te Paerangi, a team at Te Papa which works in partnership with museums, galleries, and iwi to strengthen the sector.
Kōtuia ngā Kete