About the Friends

About the Friends

Our valued Friends of Te Papa members have supported the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa since its doors opened on the Cable Street site. They do this through the annual Friends of Te Papa Research Grants, by regularly visiting Te Papa to view exhibitions, by attending a wide range of programmes, and by contributing to Te Papa’s collections.

We invite you to become part of this vibrant community, to meet new people and enjoy the special programming, many events and benefits that form part of your membership.

Friends of Te Papa membership benefits:

  • Enjoy access to our programme, including exclusive Friends Previews, and Members Only Back of House viewings and Curator Talks.
  • Attend our lectures, tours and other special events.
  • Enjoy discounts in Te Papa’s cafés, purchase at the Te Papa Store with a 10% discount, and discounted entry to exhibitions.
  • Receive our fortnightly eNewsletter to stay up to date with the Friends’ Programme, news from Te Papa, and reviews of past Friends Events.
  • Enjoy parking privileges.
  • Learn more about all of the areas which make up the diverse place that is Te Papa.

Support this special institution that contributes so much to our community by becoming a Friend of Te Papa.

Click here to join up, or buy a gift membership.