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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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Learn about Māori culture and customs – from tattooing to medicine, musical instruments to Matariki.
Discover the history and practice of tā moko, and find out why the lines of a moko carved in skin represent much more than a tattoo.
See, hear, and read about different taonga puoro (Māori musical instruments) and discover what their original purposes were.
Traditionally, Māori were essentially an agricultural people, with a large portion of their time and attention being given to cultivation.
From rugged rain capes to garments of great prestige, learn all about kākahu (Māori cloaks).
For many centuries, poi have been an exciting and dynamic feature of Māori performing arts.
Before the arrival of metal tools and the gun, Māori used natural resources to make tools for hunting, fishing, eeling, and cultivating crops.
In traditional Māori medicine, ailments are treated in a holistic manner.
Taewa (or rīwai) is a collective name for the varieties of potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) cultivated by Māori.
Learn about the goddess of te whare pora (the house of weaving) and the different types of weaving that are important in Aotearoa New Zealand.