Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

All year round

The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is New Zealand’s national museum, located in Wellington. Six storeys of cutting-edge interactive exhibitions housed in an architectural wonder of a building. Exciting events all year round for adults and kids!

Te Papa Tongarewa translates literally to ‘container of treasures’. A fuller interpretation is ‘our container of treasured things and people that spring from mother earth here in New Zealand’. A feature exhibition Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War combines the world of museums with the world-class creative artistry of Weta Workshop, to immerse you in the eight-month Gallipoli campaign. The ground-breaking exhibition tells the story through the eyes and words of eight ordinary New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Each one is captured frozen in a moment of time on a monumental scale – 2.4 times human size. On until 25 Apr 2025.


Free with charges for some short term exhibitions or events

For more info visit:

Te Papa



Visitors using wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and other mobility vehicles can easily access most of Te Papa. Scooters and wheelchairs can be hired. For bookings on the day, please speak to a Host in the Entrance Foyer when you arrive. They can’t guarantee that the wheelchairs or the mobility scooter will be available if you haven’t booked ahead. Most videos at Te Papa have captions. Earmuffs avail. in adult and child sizes available to borrow for free to use while in the museum. Free guided tours designed for visitors with visual impairments, focusing on touch and sound may be avail. Contact Te Papa. The Te Papa NZSL mobile guide was co-created with the Deaf community and features Deaf NZSL presenters.



Park close to our ground-floor entrance at one of five accessible car spaces. Parking cannot be reserved in advance.

More experiences like this

Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival 2024

Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington
31/07/2024 - 1/09/2024

Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival will be returning to cinemas this winter! NZIFF will screen in four cities in eight venues across Aotearoa. 

Matariki 2024

Observed 29/06/24

Matariki is a time where people, whānau, and communities gather together to remember the year that has passed, to celebrate the present, and to plan for the next year. It is a time to remember our loved ones who are no longer with us, to feast and celebrate with our relatives and friends, and to look towards the future and the hope of a season full of bounty.

The Alembics Lab 

All year round

Designed for anyone who wants to learn the practical skills of distillation and extraction. The online Foundation courses are the gateway to working with natural flavour and aroma. The specialised courses will elevate your skills and enhance your practice. In person courses also available

Back to top