Cafes and shops Ngā kawhē me ngā toa

Rest and recharge at one of our cafes, then browse our shops for the perfect gift or souvenir.

Te Papa Cafe, Level 1

Family in Te Papa Cafe, 2015. Photograph by Michael Hall. Te Papa


Family in Te Papa Cafe, 2015. Photograph by Michael Hall. Te Papa

Opening hours: 9am–5pm, every day (except Christmas Day)
Family-friendly. Licensed

Our ground-floor cafe offers great breakfasts, brunches, lunches, and fresh snacks. Gluten-free and vegetarian/vegan options are available.

Drinks include espresso coffee, herbal teas, wine, and beer.

Te Papa Cafe menu

Our kids’ play area will entertain your little ones while you rest your feet. A parents’ room is also available.

Bush City is just outside – great for exploring in fine weather.

Espresso, Level 4

Opening hours: 10am–4pm, every day (except Christmas Day)

Relax in a comfy seat in the heart of the museum, and enjoy a light snack and coffee or wine.

Red Gates Bar

View of Red Gates from waterfront


View inside the Red Gates Bar, 2016. Te Papa

Red Gates Bar brings a new flavour to the Wellington waterfront bar scene. Enjoy regular music and entertainment, dive into the tasty new menu, and soak up the evening sun with Garage Project beer on tap.

Open daily in the summer – weather permitting

Te Papa Store, Level 1

Opening hours: 9am–6pm, every day (except Christmas Day)

You’ll find quality gifts and souvenirs unique to New Zealand at our ground-floor store. Choose from New Zealand–made jewellery and crafts, books by our country’s leading authors, works from Aotearoa’s

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finest artists, and much more.

Te Papa Store is a great choice for wedding registers and corporate gifts too.

Postage and tax: We can post your item overseas, deducting local goods and services tax (GST) at the checkout.

Toa Tamariki, Level 2 – Kids’ store and coffee kiosk

Inside the kids' store


Toa Tamariki, 2019. Te Papa

Opening hours: 9am–6pm, every day (except Christmas Day)

Full of exciting products for young and older tamariki

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. Parents can browse the store, and have coffee, while the kids take a trip down our slide nestled between the vibrant imagery of Ranginui

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and Papatūānuku

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Te Papa Store – Wellington Airport

Opening hours: 8am–6pm, every day

A carefully curated range of products which represent all the aspects of Aotearoa which Te Papa celebrates. Beautiful prints of artworks in our collection, original pieces by Kiwi artists and creators, and products which take inspiration from our latest exhibition – so even if you’re just in Welly for a flying visit, you can take a little piece of Our Place back to your kāinga kāingahomeMāori | noun.

Shop online

You can also purchase many New Zealand gifts and souvenirs from our online store.

Te Papa Online Store