Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Te Papa is New Zealand’s national museum, renowned for being bicultural, scholarly, innovative, and fun. Our success is built on our relationships with and ability to represent our community.

Our collections span five areas: Art, History, Pacific, Māori, and Natural Environment. Our exhibitions are interdisciplinary and interactive, and we have dynamic events and education programmes. We also have thriving commercial enterprises, including a publishing division, conference and function operations, cafes, a car park and retail stores.

Exhibitions and events

Whiti Te Rā! The story of Ngāti Toa Rangatira

Permanent exhibition

Explore the stellar successes, dramatic setbacks, and extraordinary resurgence of Ngāti Toa Rangatira, the local iwi (tribe) in the Wellington region and the top of the South Island.

Bush City

Permanent exhibition

Bush City is a living, growing exhibition that brings New Zealand's great outdoors into the city. Take in some of the wonders of our natural environment, from native bush to volcanic landscape....

Educational programs



Spend a magical time at StoryPlace, where your preschool children and you can explore museum-related themes through play, games, stories and songs. StoryPlace runs from Monday to Friday....


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30. 09. 2015

Win a trip to Gallipoli & Turkey

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Te Papa and Weta's incredible exhibition, Gallipoli: The scale of our war has been wowing audiences since it launched in April and is on now during school...

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