Visitors to Waitangi purchase an Experience Pass that includes admission to the two new museums, all heritage buildings, the carving studio and a full programme of tours and cultural performances. The Experience Pass is valid for two consecutive days.
The theme of the Te Rau Aroha museum’s main exhibition is the Price of Citizenship, Te Utu o Te Kiriraraunga. The contemporary, immersive and interactive museum is divided into three galleries and incorporates state of the art technology to help bring its stories to life. In Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi visitors are taken on a journey through historical moments as they happened – leaving the museum encouraged to reflect on what the Treaty means today. Entry to the permanent exhibition is via an impressive foyer and begins with a traditional Māori karanga. The restored Treaty House includes a modern audiovisual experience that encourages visitors to think about the momentous events which took place in each room of the house.