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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: 25-Apr-2018, 26-Apr-2018, 27-Apr-2018, 28-Apr-2018, 29-Apr-2018, 30-Apr-2018 View more sessions

Tired, Stressed and All the Rest?

Imagine waking up feeling refreshed, positive and moving through your day with energy and clarity, experiencing your body in full health. This experience is one which leading clinical nutritionist Ben Warren is ...

Dates: 26-Apr-2018, 15-May-2018

Te Papa Holiday Learning Programme

Choose your learning adventure at Te Papa’s Holiday Programme! Join fun educator-led workshops in Hīnātore, our learning lab. Use cutting-edge technology to explore our exhibitions and collections. Get hands-on ...

Dates: 25-Apr-2018, 26-Apr-2018

International Dance Day

Public dance workshops, films and performances. International Dance Day, organised by YouthDance Education Trust, is a community event. The day starts at 10:45am withTouch Compass performing on the Te Papa ...

Dates: 28-Apr-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: 25-Apr-2018, 25-Apr-2018, 28-Apr-2018, 29-Apr-2018, 23-May-2018, 23-May-2018 View more sessions

The Jim Henson Retrospectacle – Celebrating Jim

Colleagues, collaborators, and friends come together to participate in a wide-ranging and intimate conversation about Jim’s unique contribution to the world. Projects discussed will include The Muppet Show, Sesame ...

Dates: 29-Apr-2018

Hine Kihāwai

Taki Rua are holding TWO free performances of our te reo Māori play Hine Kihāwai at Te Marae, Te Papa Tongarewa on Saturday September 15. The first performance starts at 10:30 am, the second at 12:30 pm. Hine ...

Dates: 14-Sep-2018, 15-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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