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Puke Ariki

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E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e nga iwi o ngā hau e whā, tēnā koutou
Nau mai haere mai ki Puke Ariki

Puke Ariki stands on what was a great pā site, Puke Ariki (The Hill of the Chief). The complex, which was opened in 2003, is now a knowledge centre for Taranaki history, library and information. Puke Ariki has great significance for Taranaki and its people. It is a place where all people can meet.

Puke Ariki tells the stories of Taranaki through collections, exhibitions, programmes and digital technology. This centre aims to inspire and link our past to the future and to the world for everyone to learn and enjoy.

Puke Ariki’s extensive heritage collection is divided into four main areas: Taonga Māori, Social History, Pictorial and Archives. All of these collections are Taranaki focused and they provide an unparalleled resource for anyone interested in Taranaki’s heritage.

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

Contact Details
Postal address iconPrivate Bag 2025, New Plymouth
Telephone number icon64-6-759 6060
Web address iconhttp://www.pukeariki.com
Email address iconimages@pukeariki.com

Visitor Information
Physical address icon1 Ariki Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconMon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, 9am – 6pm Wednesday, 9am – 9pm Sat, Sun, 9am – 5pm
Charges iconAdmission is free (some temporary exhibitions are charged).

Wheelchair accessCafeReference LibraryParkingShopPublic Programmes
Visitor information services/museum brochures/tourist brochures.


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At the Beach: 100 Year of Summer Fashion In New Zealand

At the Beach playfully explores over 100 years of New Zealand’s beach culture told through summer fashion. Delve into an array of different outfits in this colourful exhibition. Enjoy the Hollywood glamour of the ...

Region:New Plymouth
Dates: 23-Jan-2018, 24-Jan-2018, 25-Jan-2018, 26-Jan-2018, 27-Jan-2018, 28-Jan-2018 View more sessions

World Wetlands Day

Wild For Taranaki World Urban Wetlands Day Scavenger Hunt. Find out what makes urban wetlands so speceial and learn how to protect and enhance wetlands. Be prepared to walk, run and hop to find the clues and answer ...

Region:New Plymouth
Dates: 02-Feb-2018

Waitangi Day Celebration 2018

The New Plymouth District Council and See it in the City are bringing Waitangi Day celebrations to Puke Ariki Landing again with awesome live entertainment, a poi workshop, a “Tamariki Zone” and a range of food ...

Region:New Plymouth
Dates: 05-Feb-2018

Shape & Sounds

Shape & Sounds is a new and exciting event to the New Plymouth summer calendar held over two weekends in Feb. Come together on Puke Ariki Landing to experience something new through movement and sound! From 11am - 1pm ...

Region:New Plymouth
Dates: 09-Feb-2018, 16-Feb-2018

The Red Cross Duck Race and BBQ Fundraiser

On Sunday March 18th Taranaki Red Cross is hosting their third annual Duck Race & BBQ Fundraiser! We have 600 rubber Red Cross ducks being released down the Huatoki Stream all the way to Puke Ariki Landing. This ...

Region:New Plymouth
Dates: 17-Mar-2018