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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
Books about the stories of Aotearoa New Zealand.
The words and symbols we’ve worn.
The story of a defining campaign and a monumental exhibition.
Adorable and sometimes surprising historic images of New Zealand dogs and their owners.
When crinolines, bustles and ostrich feathers were the height of colonial fashion – from ball gowns and riding habits to tea gowns and dresses worn for presentation to Queen Victoria.
Encountering 1,000 years of life in Palliser Bay
A definitive illustrated history of the graphic work of the railways studios.
A landmark publication that takes another look at craft and its broader cultural role
An illustrated history of protest and activism in Aotearoa New Zealand
A comprehensive guide to the objects associated with the voyages of James Cook held at New Zealand's National Museum
A magnificent illustrated history of New Zealand's mountain tourism industry
Twelve dynamic essays by leading New Zealand thinkers mark 125 years since New Zealand won the right to vote
Real Modern tells a vibrant and varied story of real life in this compelling era through images and, above all, objects.