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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
Find out about some of the projects our History team is currently working on.
Exploring the profound psychological distress caused by the pandemic for Asian communities worldwide, including in Aotearoa New Zealand, and the consistent call for a greater focus on mental health issues.
First-wave collecting after the Christchurch terror attacks of 15 March 2019.
Exploring emerging and under-represented perspectives on the Covid-19 pandemic.
Connecting international museums and curators documenting and contextualising the use of facemasks during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020–21.
Understanding the experiences of ethnic Chinese in Aotearoa during the Covid-19 pandemic.
A deep-dive into themes, concepts and stories of fashionable women’s dress in Aotearoa New Zealand from 1840 to the early 1900s.
Entrepreneurial women and wool in post-war New Zealand clothing industry.