New Zealand

Te Papa - Museum of New Zealand


Prepare to explore New Zealand’s nature, art, history, and cultural heritage at Te Papa.

Te Papa is New Zealand’s national museum, renowned for being bicultural, scholarly, innovative, and fun. Our success is built on our relationships with and ability to represent our community. Our collections span five areas: Art, History, Pacific, Māori, and Natural Environment. Our exhibitions are interdisciplinary and interactive, and we have dynamic events and education programmes.

Opening hours:

  • 10am-6pm, and 10am-9pm on Thursdays.
  • Open every day of the year, including public holidays.


Introducing Te Papa Tour - 1 hour

This tour provides an overview of Te Papa’s highlights, Mäori treasures, and New Zealand history. Ideal for visitors with limited time or wanting an introduction for an extended visit.

  • Summer schedule: 1 November – 31 March
  • 10.15am, 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and extra tour Thursdays 7pm.
  • Winter schedule: 1 April – 31 October
  • 10.15am, 12pm and 2pm, and extra tour Thursdays 7pm.

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