Changes to vehicle access 25 Jul – Nov 2022

Our vehicle entrance will be reduced to one lane from 25 July until the end of November 2022, due to the construction of a new set of traffic lights outside Te Papa.

Info about vehicle access to Te Papa 25 Jul – Nov 2022

Audio guide: What I see

“It’s kind of hard to put your finger on why things are cool or not.”

– Abe Hollingsworth, Mermaidens drummer

What do a scientist, an art curator, or a musician see when they look at abstract art? Hear a range of fresh perspectives with our free audio guide to Kaleidoscope: Abstract Aotearoa.

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Audio guide, 2018. Photograph by Daniel Crichton-Rouse. Te Papa