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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
Relax with a jigsaw or quiz, watch a sunset video from Mahitahi Bruce Bay, or browse animals and other highlights from our collections.
For Te Wiki o te Reo Māori we’re highlighting a taonga from the collection. Come back each day for a new one!
A mindful viewing experience using taonga from the national collection. Find somewhere quiet and comfortable, put your headphones on, and take a few minutes to focus on looking.
A series of atmospheric shots taken at sunrise from Mahitahi on the West Coast. Enjoy nature without leaving the house.
Do you recognise New Zealand in the 1800s and 1900s? Guess where these images by historic photographers Muir & Moodie and the Burton Brothers were taken.
Do you know the difference between a hihi and a huia? Or how many species of kiwi there are in NZ? Put your native bird knowledge to the test.
Board games, television, sewing, weaving, cooking – many of us are trying to keep ourselves entertained while staying at home. Perhaps this quiz, using items from the collections, will help inspire your next project or activity.
There are some bizarre looking fish that live in the depths of New Zealand's waters. Take the quiz and expand your ugly fish knowledge.
50 years ago the world celebrated landing on the moon. How’s your space knowledge? Put it to the test.
Guess the decade of these bathing suits throughout history.
Have a read through our online Matariki and Maramataka information before testing your knowledge on the Māori New Year and traditional lunar calendar.
Our activity books are designed for use at home or in the classroom.
From the collections