Te Papa is open. Welcome back, Aotearoa. Important information about visiting Te Papa
Kei te tuwhera a Te Papa. Nau mai, hoki mai Aotearoa. He mōhiohio nā Te Papa mō te Kowheori-19
Our beloved kiwiana ‘junk shop’ is closing its doors for the last time on 31 August, after being open for nearly 20 years.
Golden Days has been transporting visitors through almost a century of Kiwi life since Te Papa opened in 1998.
Significant events have occurred in New Zealand – and the world – in that time, however, which only covers events up until 1996.
“New Zealand and the world are profoundly different places from the late 20th century,” said Head of History and Pacific Cultures Dr Bronwyn Labrum.
Some of the events that have taken place since 1996 include:
“The Golden Days replacement will be a new museum-movie experience taking into account how these events and others have shaped life in the 21st century,” said Dr Labrum.
“Some of these stories will be familiar but others will be fresh and unexpected.
“We’re aiming to have it ready by summer 2017-18.”