Museum of New Zealand
Te Papa Tongarewa
Plan your visit
Whakaritea tō toronga
Ngā kaupapa motuhake
He haerenga ārahi
Venues | Tākina Events
Discover the collections
Tūhuratia ngā kohinga
Read, watch, play
Kōrero, mātaki, purei
Kids and families
Mā te whānau
Mā te pouako
For museums and galleries
Mō ngā muhiama me ngā whare toi
Guides to caring for objects
Tiaki Kohinga, Tiaki Taonga
Mō Te Papa
What we do
Ā mātou mahi
Ngā kohinga taonga
Ko ō mātou whare
Ngā whakaaturanga poi haere
Ngā whakaaturanga o mua
Te Papa Press
Press and media
Media sales and licensing
Te hohoko papāho me te manatā
Support & Join
Tautokotia, kuhu mai
Friends of Te Papa: Our membership programme
Ngā Hoa o Te Papa: Te hōtaka mema
Donate to Te Papa
Koha ki Te Papa
Open every day 10am-6pm
(except Christmas Day)
Free entry for everyone
Charges apply to some short-term exhibitions and activities
Learn more about Te Papa’s current corporate partnerships.
The Ministry for Culture and Heritage (MCH) works to enrich the lives of all New Zealanders by supporting their dynamic culture and preserving their heritage.
MCH supports many of New Zealand’s arts, media, heritage, and sports organisations, and advises the government on cultural matters. It funds 19 organisations across the cultural spectrum, from NZ On Air to the Antarctic Heritage Trust. The organisations it funds deliver a wide range of cultural experiences for all to enjoy.
MCH’s work is as diverse as the sector it supports. It researches New Zealand and provides rich online resources like Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand. It produces books, advises governments, and looks after New Zealand’s national taonga. It tends to work behind the scenes, helping the people and organisations that contribute towards making New Zealand’s culture thrive.
Visit the Ministry for Culture and Heritage website
Founding partner and destination partner
Wellington City Council (WCC) has supported Te Papa since its inception, and is our major strategic partner for creative events.
Supporting Te Papa aligns with a number of Council strategies. We make Wellington a more vibrant place to live by contributing to residents’ quality of life, their prosperity, identity, and the opportunities available to them. Our visitor attractions bring people to the city from around the country and overseas, placing Te Papa at the heart of Wellington’s positively ‘cool’ vibe and helping cement the city’s reputation as New Zealand’s arts and culture capital
Visit Wellington City Council’s website
Founding Corporate Partner
Toka Tū Ake EQC has been supporting Te Papa exhibitions since we opened in 1998. Toka Tu Ake EQC co-sponsors the Whakarūaumoko | Active Land exhibition in Te Taiao | Nature and Quake Braker exhibition.
Toka Tū Ake EQC is a key supporter of Te Papa Learning and Public Programmes designed to inform and motivate visitors and school groups to learn more about natural hazard preparedness and resilience.
Visit the Toka Tū Ake EQC website
Founding research partner
GNS Science has been a Te Papa partner for over 20 years. GNS co-sponsors the Whakarūaumoko | Active Land exhibition in Te Taiao | Nature and Quake Braker exhibition. GNS is also a supporter of Bush City and contributed expertise to development of the Blood Earth Fire exhibition.
GNS Science provides Te Papa with valuable in-kind scientific expertise and loans of scientific objects for exhibition displays.
Te Papa’s founding director, Sir James Hector, was an internationally renowned geologist and explorer, and is considered the founding father of both Te Papa and GNS Science – so you could say our relationship goes back over 150 years.
Visit the GNS Science website
Go Media has supported Te Papa’s marketing campaigns for several years. The valuable in-kind access Go Media provides to their extensive range of outdoor media sites spanning Aotearoa, enables Te Papa’s marketing campaigns to reach extensive audiences.
Visit the Go Media website