Te Papa is open. Visiting Te Papa under Alert Level 2
Kei te tuwhera a Te Papa. Te toronga mai ki Te Papa i raro i te Pae Mataara 2

Te Papa Architectural Tour

See Te Papa’s building from new angles and learn more the symbolism that runs throughout its design during a free tour.

Part of Wellington Heritage Week 2020.

  • When | Āhea Mon 26 Oct 2020, 10.00am–11.00am
    Tue 27 Oct 2020, 10.00am–11.00am
    Wed 28 Oct 2020, 10.00am–11.00am
    Thu 29 Oct 2020, 10.00am–11.00am
    Fri 30 Oct 2020, 10.00am–11.00am
    Sat 31 Oct 2020, 9.30am–10.30am
    Sun 1 Nov 2020, 11.30am–12.30pm
  • Where | Ki hea
    Meet at the Information Desk, Level 2
  • Cost | Te utu Free event – koha is appreciated but not required

See Te Papa through fresh eyes by taking part in a tour of our landmark building. 

Discover the museum’s architectural features and gain insight into the building’s rich bicultural symbolism. You’ll see Te Papa from new angles during this 60 minute tour, which will highlight the design features of the building’s interior, exterior, and basement.

Even for seasoned visitors, this tour offers the rare chance to hear about how Te Papa reflects our evolving national identity, and the role it plays in caring for our shared cultural heritage.

These tours are presented as part of Wellington Heritage Week 2020 (26 Oct – 1 Nov).

Full programme of events on Wellington Heritage Week website

Photo of external wall of Te Papa, showing the multi-coloured-block windows


Te Papa’s Cable Street building, 2007. Photo by Michael Hall. Te Papa

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