Te Papa is New Zealand‘s bold and innovative national museum and a recognised world leader in interactive and visitor-focused museum experiences. Entry is free, though charges apply to some short-term exhibitions and activities. New Zealand’s geology and natural environment and the stories of New Zealand’s indigenous people, the M?ori, 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. Te Papa’s event programme features free events and entertainment, performances, floortalks, lectures, and more.
There are a number of exciting tours on offer, two of which are listed below, for more tours and more details have a look on Te Papa’s website.
Introducing Te Papa Tour – 60 minutes
Join a Te Papa Host for a fun and informative introduction to Te Papa and its taonga (cultural treasures). This tour is ideal for visitors with limited time or as an overview for an extended visit.
Summer (1 November – 31 March): Tours depart at 10.15am, 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. On Thursday nights, we offer an extra tour at 7pm.
Winter (1 April – 31 October): Tours depart at 10.15am and 2pm. On Thursday nights, we offer an extra tour at 7pm.
Cost: $11 adult, $5.50 child (aged 15 and under).
Purchase tickets at the Information Desk, Level 2. No booking required.
Taste of Treasures Tour – 60 minutes
Insights into M?ori culture through traditional and contemporary treasures, followed by light refreshments – r?wena bread with pikopiko pesto, kawakawa and m?nuka honey shortbread, and kawakawa tea with m?nuka honey.
Cost: $24 adult, $12 child
Monday to Sunday 10am – 6pm
Late night Thursday til 9pm
55 Cable Street, Wellington 6011