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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Te Papa is New Zealand’s bold and innovative national museum and a recognised world leader in interactive and visitor-focused museum experiences. New Zealand’s geology and natural environment and the stories of New Zealand’s indigenous people, the Māori, are celebrated in Te Papa's permanent exhibitions, while Te Papa’s Marae is a vibrant contemporary meeting house and a living communal centre, unique in a museum. An exciting range of exhibitions display New Zealand’s diverse art and visual culture and top-rating international exhibitions tour regularly. The event programme features free events and entertainment, performances, floortalks, lectures, and more.

Collection Type
Art, History, Natural History, Pacific, Taonga Maori, Technology

Contact Details
Postal address iconP O Box 467, Wellington
Telephone number icon64-4-381 7000
Web address iconhttp://www.tepapa.govt.nz

Visitor Information
Physical address iconCable Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconDaily 10am-6pm Late night Thu to 9pm
Charges iconFree

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Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War

Te Papa is combining the worlds of movies, model-making, and museums to create an exhibition like no other. Gallipoli: The scale of our war brings together the creative artisans of Weta Workshop with the curatorial ...

Dates: 23-Jun-2018, 24-Jun-2018, 25-Jun-2018, 26-Jun-2018, 27-Jun-2018, 28-Jun-2018 View more sessions

Robotics After School Club

Where: Hīnātore | Learning Lab, Level 4 Do you love making your robot designs real, taking on coding challenges, or simply tinkering with tech? Then join our robotics club in Hīnātore, our high-tech learning ...

Dates: 26-Jun-2018

Talks: Science for Lunch

From deep-sea creatures to earthquake hazards, hear about the latest scientific discoveries in and around Aotearoa, straight from the experts. Join scientists as they discuss climate change, geologic expeditions, ...

Dates: 27-Jun-2018

Puppet Show: Puppets In the Portrait Gallery

Bring your little ones to a series of captivating puppet shows, inspired by portraits in Toi Art. Puppeteer Anna Bailey of String Bean Puppets performs three shows based on artworks displayed on the portrait wall in ...

Dates: 23-Jun-2018, 23-Jun-2018, 27-Jun-2018, 27-Jun-2018, 04-Jul-2018, 04-Jul-2018 View more sessions

Pacific Aotearoa: Toi Art Family Day

Bring the whole fanau to our new art gallery for a day of free activities – art, stories, music, and dance from Aotearoa and the Pacific. - Join artist Filipe Tohi for a drop-in workshop on lalava (lashing). ...

Dates: 29-Jun-2018

Chocolates of New Zealand Exhibition

New Zealand’s finest chocolatiers and chocolate makers come together to proudly exhibit the best chocolate products New Zealand has to offer. Within Te Papa’s elegant Amokura Gallery you can talk directly to the ...

Dates: 13-Jul-2018, 14-Jul-2018

Constructive: NZ Construction Industry Forum

What needs to change to deliver what New Zealand really needs? New Zealand is about to embark on the largest building programme in its history with the Government ‘s target of building 100,000 homes over the next 10 ...

Dates: 15-Aug-2018

Hine Kihāwai

Taki Rua are holding a free performance of our te reo Māori play Hine Kihāwai at Te Marae, Te Papa Tongarewa on Saturday September 15. The performance starts at 11:30 am, and runs for roughly 45 minutes. Hine ...

Dates: 14-Sep-2018

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strap-toothed whale, Mesoplodon Layardii (Gray, 1865), Te Kaha near Mouriuri stream, MM002655Scarlett's Shearwater, Puffinus spelaeus, holotype, Te Ana Titi Cave, Fox River, S.028002
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Maori child
; American Photographic Company (Auckland); circa 1865; A.004643Girl; New Zealand Photographic Company; circa 1890; O.004080Miss Swanson
; American Photographic Company (Auckland); c1865; A.004691Untitled [Maori girl with parasol, cloak and crown]
; Sorrell, Charles; 1880s; O.037139Poster, 'Help the Children!'
; E. V. Paul, Government Printer; 25/04/1905; GH009881

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