Current partnersNgā hononga kaipakihi o te wā

We thank our generous partners. Your continued support enables Te Papa to share, explore, and preserve Aotearoa New Zealand’s cultural heritage and knowledge of the natural environment.

Strategic, founding, and long-term partners

Manatū Taonga | Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Manatū Taonga | Ministry for Culture and Heritage works to enrich the lives of all New Zealanders by supporting many of the country’s arts, media, heritage and sports organisations. It advises government on cultural matters and provides research and resources for everyone to access.

The Ministry’s work supports a sustainable and resilient cultural system in a wide variety of ways including through funding, governance, protection and conservation, and guidance on protocols.

Wellington City Council | Me Heke Ki Pōneke

Wellington City Council has proudly supported Te Papa since it opened its doors more than 25 years ago. This long-standing collaboration enhances Wellington’s economic, social, and cultural vibrancy, boosts local arts and culture,  and reinforces Wellington's status as New Zealand's creative capital.

EQC Toka Tū Ake

EQC Toka Tū Ake has supported Te Papa exhibitions and education programmes for more than 25 years. Through our partnership, EQC aims to connect museum visitors, tamariki and rangatahi with vital information about Aotearoa New Zealand’s natural hazard risks - and what we can all do to be prepared.


GNS Science | Te Pū Ao

GNS Science has been a Te Papa partner for over 20 years and is a co-sponsor and supporter of several Te Papa exhibitions, including the Whakarūaumoko | Active Land, and Te Whakangāwari Rū | Quake Braker. GNS also provides valuable in-kind scientific expertise and loans of scientific objects for exhibition displays.

Go Media

Go Media are Te Papa’s media partner. They are a Kiwi-based and run outdoor media solutions company with strong community knowledge and connections, allowing us to deliver our clients unparalleled audience insights, national reach, programmatic advertising and the ability to implement the right message at exactly the right time.

Interested in joining Te Papa’s community of partners? Get in touch with our Partnerships team

Exhibition sponsors

Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War

Te Taiao | Nature

Touring exhibition partners

Corporate members


    Te Papa Foundation partners

    Other partnerships and supporters