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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Open daily 10am – 6pm (except Christmas Day)
Te Papa is open from 10am–6pm (except Christmas Day). Find out more about visiting, and what there is to see and do.
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Past touring exhibitions that opened between 1998 and 2002 – from Body Odyssey to Jewelled: Adornments from the Pacific.
One motif. Thirty years of exhaustive exploration. Host this touring art exhibition at your venue.
Masterpieces from Te Papa’s art collection, on display at Whangarei Art Museum and Waikato Museum.
Past touring exhibitions that opened between 2003 and 2007 – from New Zealand on Ice to The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy: The Exhibition.
Past touring exhibitions that opened between 2008 and 2012 – from E Tū Ake: Standing strong to Dutch Etchers in a Golden Age: Rembrandt and his peers.
Past touring exhibitions that opened between 2013 and 2015 – from Black Rainbow: Ralph Hotere & Michael Parekowhai to Meridian Lines: Contemporary art from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.