Terracotta Warriors virtual interactive live-stream tour

Can't make it to Te Papa for the Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality exhibition? Eligible schools can book a free personalised virtual tour with one of our educators. It’s the next best thing to being here and seeing them for yourself!

  • Education type Education visit
  • Duration 45–60 minutes
  • Suitable for Years 3–13. We recommend a group size of 30 students for virtual excursions.
  • Next available 9–10am, Mon–Wed in term 1, 2019
  • Cost Free for decile 1–8 schools with preference given to bookings outside the Wellington area
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Your learners will:

  • see the Terracotta Warriors up close,
  • have the gallery to themselves before the museum opens
  • be immersed in the world of Chinese history, art, and culture
  • explore the themes of identity, ritual, daily life, and symbolism, with the opportunity to draw parallels with their own lives
  • connect with one of our friendly and knowledgeable educators as they walk through the exhibition
  • ask questions, request close-ups, and influence the tour’s focus.

You will need

A computer with a webcam and microphone.

Terracotta Warriors teachers’ pre-opening event

A special teachers’ pre-opening event into Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality will be held on Thu 13 Dec, 3.30–5pm. Make sure you are signed up to our education e-newsletter to find out more and register your interest in attending.

Full size terracotta chariot horse


Chariot horse, Qin dynasty (221–206 bce), Pottery, 171 x 217cm. Excavated from Pit 2, Qin Shihuang tomb complex, 1977. Emperor Qin Shihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum, 002767. Photograph by Mr. Qiu Ziyu