Our membership programme – Friends of Te Papa
Te hōtaka mema – Ngā Hoa o Te Papa

Receive a range of benefits and provide valued support to New Zealand’s national museum.

Join the Friends of Te Papa to receive a range of membership benefits while providing valued support to New Zealand’s national museum.

Membership benefits

  • Enjoy invitations to exclusive previews and private exhibition viewings.
  • Save with a 10% discount in Te Papa’s cafes, a 15% discount at Te Papa Stores, 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.

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

Join or find out more

Visit the Friends of Te Papa website



Michael Parekowhai, He Korero Purakau mo Te Awanui o Te Motu: story of a New Zealand river, 2011, wood, ivory, brass, lacquer, steel, ebony, paua shell, resin, mother of pearl. Purchased 2011, with the assistance of the Friends of Te Papa. Te Papa (2011-0046-1/A-N to N-N)