Te Papa is closed until further notice. Te Papa Covid-19 coronavirus information

Kua aukati a Te Papa kia puta rā anō he pānui. He mōhiohio nā Te Papa mō Covid-19 huaketokarauna

Covid-19 coronavirus update Kia hiwa rā! Covid-19 huaketokarauna

Wed 25 Mar 2020

With New Zealand’s move to Covid-19 alert Level 4 at 11.59pm Wed 25 Mar, in line with Government advice Te Papa is closed for at least four weeks.

We closed on Fri 20 Mar, and our staff are now working from home and following government guidelines. We’re supporting efforts across Aotearoa to stamp out Covid-19 and protect you, our community.

Please stay at home, stay well, say strong. Kia kaha to all! Let’s look after each other.

New Zealand Government official page: Unite against Covid-19

Ministry of Health information on Covid-19 coronavirus

Self-isolation advice to Te Papa visitors on Sat 14 Mar

Earlier, we asked you (and our staff) to self-isolate until Sun 29 Mar if you were:

  • on the Introducing Te Papa tour at 10.15am or 11am on Sat 14 Mar, or
  • within 1 metre of a Te Papa visitor for 15 minutes or more on Sat 14 Mar.

That advice followed information from the Ministry of Health about passengers from the Ruby Princess cruise ship who visited Te Papa on Sat 14 Mar. Two tours likely included a mix of Ruby Princess passengers and other visitors. Additional Ruby Princess passengers came to the museum, but didn’t take a guided tour. The advice from the Ministry of Health is that there is no reason to consider self-isolation unless you were at one metre or closer distance to someone for 15 minutes or more.

Everyone must now stay at home, but the information above remains important.

Kia ora, kia kaha, stay well Aotearoa and let’s look after each other.