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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 Zeala...

Beautifully presented, Wellington’s oldest identified building was built in 1858 as a family home by William Wallis. This was a time when candles were made from meat fat and nails had to be imported. Completed just befor...

The National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, located across from Parliament, is one of the country's leading cultural and information centres. It holds rich and varied collections of research materi...

The GNS Science fossil collection is the most extensive fossil collection in New Zealand and includes collections made over 130 years by amateurs and professionals within and outside GNS Science(and its predecessor the N...

The New Zealand Cartoon Archive is a collection of New Zealand political and editorial cartoons dating from the late 19 century up until today. Cartoons are valuable in that they encapsulate the events of the past. Th...

Established in 1987, the New Zealand Cricket Museum is located at Wellington's iconic Basin Reserve. Highlighting that there's more to cricket than Tests and tea breaks, exhibits show the game's development since its ...

The New Zealand Police Museum is located on the Royal New Zealand Police College campus. Established by the Police Commissioner in 1908 the museum was originally modelled on the Black Museum at Scotland Yard. Today the...

The New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata is principally an exhibition gallery of works of portraiture encompassing all media. We tell the stories of New Zealanders through the art of portraiture. Our c...

Changes are afoot and unfortunately this philatelic museum is not open to the public but can answer queries through the post. The collection comprises New Zealand stamp issues from 1860s, artwork for most stamp issues, s...

The Society has a large collection of railway material, including former New Zealand Government Railways Department correspondence files, maps, photographs, lists of staff, annual reports, newspaper clippings etc.

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision is the operating name for the New Zealand Archive of Film, Television and Sound Ngā Taonga Whitiāhua Me Ngā Taonga Kōrero. The archive was formed by the amalgamation of the New Zealand Film A...

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