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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-Feb-2018, 26-Feb-2018, 27-Feb-2018, 28-Feb-2018, 01-Mar-2018, 02-Mar-2018 View more sessions

Suicide Prevention and Mental Health & Wellbeing Symposium

Dignitaries. Queen Pa Upokotini Ariki; OBE: (Takitumu Vaka). Her Excellency Consul General of the Cook Islands Mrs Rosalie Blake, BEM. Keynote Speakers: - Professor Sir Mason Durie, Professor Pat Dudgeon ...

Dates: 25-Feb-2018, 26-Feb-2018

Youth Development Workshops

The Youth Development Workshops are being held alongside the Global Indigenous Suicide Prevention and Mental Health and Well-being Research Symposium on February 2018 but are a separate event. For information about ...

Dates: 25-Feb-2018, 26-Feb-2018

Mehana At Red Gates

Mehana is a 5-piece local band influenced by traditional Balkan and gypsy music styles, rich and colourful melodies & infectious rhythms. This is one more special gig in the series at this beautiful outdoor space in ...

Dates: 02-Mar-2018

Seaweek – Sea Stories: Showcasing the Sea On Screen

Sit back and relax at Te Papa as we highlight people and places deep below the ocean surface. Te Papa will be screening three films, including World Champion New Zealand freediver William Trubridge’s ‘Breathe’, as ...

Dates: 03-Mar-2018

Seaweek – Schools: Marine Collection Virtual Excursion

Meet some of Te Papa’s curators to learn about some of the specimens in our marine collection. Using our virtual excursion technology, you will join us from your classroom via a video call and be given exclusive behind ...

Dates: 04-Mar-2018, 05-Mar-2018, 06-Mar-2018, 07-Mar-2018, 08-Mar-2018

Whakatu Wahine – Forging Our Future, Heralding Our History

In celebration of Suffrage 125 and recognition of International Women's Day, the Ministry for Women in partnership with Te Papa has convened a panel of amazing and inspirational women who have made significant ...

Dates: 08-Mar-2018

Fraser Mack

Come along to Red Gates for an afternoon of some new OGs as well as the ones you know and the covers you love. Described by Rock Radio UK as "one of the best guitarists in the land and New Zealand’s best kept ...

Dates: 10-Mar-2018, 24-Mar-2018

Arohanui Strings Family Concert

All the family will enjoy this classical concert performed by the talented children of the Arohanui Strings orchestra. Featuring music by Vivaldi, Haydn, and Bach. The Arohanui Strings orchestra is made up of children ...

Dates: 10-Mar-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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