Te Papa Highlights: Private Tour

Learn about how New Zealand came to be and what the future holds for this island nation on a privately guided tour of the national museum. Explore our diverse natural environment, the continued growth of Māori culture, and what the national art collection has to say about living in New Zealand.

  • Cost $25
  • Time 60 minutes
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A Te Papa host talks to a visitor about an artwork representing a rainbow suspended from the ceiling


Visitors on a tour of Te Papa, 2020. Photo by Jeff McEwan. Te Papa

Tell us about your trip and interests so our guides can visit relevant sections around the museum.

Discover intricate details and ask in-depth questions about New Zealand with your own personal guide who will take you up close to a diverse array of taonga dotted around the museum.

  • 1-7 people: $175 total
  • 8 or more: $25 per person

Pick the date and time that suits you (earliest available start time is 09:30am while the latest is 16:30; Te Papa is closed on Christmas Day).


Maximum of 40 people per booking; for groups of 41 or more, please contact tours@tepapa.govt.nz. Once your booking is submitted, it will be reviewed and then confirmed within 48 hours.

Trade requests should be sent to tours@tepapa.govt.nz.