Why become a member of Friends of Te Papa

The Friends of Te Papa have exclusive access to the national museum, including opportunities to explore its collections, expertise, and exhibitions. With stimulating talks, workshops and tours, members can delve into our cultural and natural heritage, all while supporting Our Place.

  • Enjoy invitations to exclusive previews and private exhibition viewings.

  • Attend Friends of Te Papa events at a discounted price (with free parking!).

  • Save with a 10% discount in Te Papa’s cafes and shops, and discounts at all paid exhibitions at Te Papa.

  • Become part of the vibrant Friends of Te Papa community.

  • Feel good, knowing your membership supports Te Papa’s ongoing projects.

  • Stay in the loop with interesting articles and information about upcoming lectures, workshops, tours, and other special events.

Friends having a tour of the library, 2019. Te Papa

Exclusive Friends Takeover evening, 2019. Te Papa

Talk with Te Papa's imaging team, 2019. Te Papa

Friends members get a 10% discount in Te Papa’s cafes, 2019. Te Papa

History Curators Claire Regnault and Katie Cooper present on LGBTQI+ communities in museum collections, 2019. Te Papa

Members exploring the awesome technology in Hīnātore | Learning Lab, 2019. Te Papa

A Friends of Te Papa membership also makes a great gift for culture enthusiasts and museum-lovers.

Become a member and join Friends of Te Papa