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, Maori, and Natural Environment. Our exhibitions are interdisciplinary and interactive, and we have dynamic events and education programmes. We also have thriving commercial enterprises.


  1. Herbarium of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Te Papa’s herbarium (WELT) contains some 300 000 dried plant specimens. Founded in 1865, it holds a wealth of historical collections, with more type specimens of New Zealand plants than any other institution in the country.

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