Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Museu
Museum type :
Art museum

Established in :

Holidays :

Visiting Hours :
10:00Am to 6:00Pm

Contact No :
+64 4-381 7000

Location :
Wellington , New Zealand

Display Objects :

The museum's principles incorporate the concepts of unified collections; the narratives of culture and place; the idea of forum; the bicultural partnership between Tangata Whenua and Tangata Tiriti; and an emphasis on diversity and multidisciplinary collaboration.

Description :

  • The first predecessor of Te Papa was the Colonial Museum, founded in 1865, with James Hector as founding director. It was built on Museum Street.

  • Halfway through the 1930s the museum moved to the new Dominion Museum building in Buckle Street, where the National Art Gallery of New Zealand was also housed.

  • In January 2013 Te Papa management announced the museum would be split into two parts-one operating much as it has in the past, and the other focusing on the future.