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Open every day 10am—6pm
(except Christmas Day)
Free entry for everyone
Charges apply to some short-term exhibitions and activities
55 Cable Street, Wellington
Exhibitions that closed in 2017.
A festival for LEGO® lovers of all ages. This summer, go on a journey around the world through huge LEGO models – then pick up some bricks and start building!
ClosedSat 9 Dec – Sun 18 Feb 2018
Exhibition Ngā whakaaturanga
Shearer’s singlet, gumboots, shorts, floppy hat – who else could this outfit belong to but Fred Dagg? See the iconic outfit created by comedian John Clarke, on display at Te Papa.
Closed26 Jul – 30 Oct 2017
New Zealand’s black jersey is rugby’s most potent symbol. Discover some of this country’s rugby legends – teams and players who embody the spirit of the black jersey.
Closed02 Jun – 15 Oct 2017
See the Olympic gold medals and shoe won by New Zealander Peter Snell.
Closed18 Apr – 11 Oct 2017
With only a couple more weeks until it closes, explore Ngāti Toa's stellar successes, dramatic setbacks, and extraordinary resurgence.
Closed14 Jun 2014 – 17 Mar 2017
Uncover the fascinating stories behind scientific names – and help us name a new species.
Closed22 Dec 2015 – 2 Apr 2017
Aotearoa New Zealand changed dramatically in the 20th century. Discover what united and divided us, and shaped our lives today. Decide whether New Zealand really is a ‘slice of heaven’.
Closed2 Oct 2010 – 23 Jan 2017
Celebrate what makes us Kiwis tick. Junk shop objects come to life as historic moments play onscreen.
Closed14 Feb 1998 – 31 Aug 2017
Look up! Tiger Moth aeroplanes have a key place in the story of aerial topdressing – the technology that revolutionised New Zealand’s agriculture.
Closed14 Feb 1998 – 13 Mar 2017