Kua aukati a Te Papa i tēnei wā.

Hei tiaki tēnei i te hauora o te hapori mā te kauparenga atu i te Covid-19 huaketokarauna.

Ka whai tonu mātou i ngā tohutohu mai a ngā mana hauora.

Kei te tiakina ngā kohinga e ngā kaimahi. Kei te whai mātou i nga aratohu e haumaru ai tēnei mahi.

Kia ora, kia kaha! Noho pai mai Aotearoa, ā, kia whakaaro tātou tētahi ki tētahi.

Tirohia tepapa.nz kia mataara tonu rānei mā ngā ara pāpāho.


Te Papa is currently closed.

This is to protect the health of our community from the risk of Covid-19 coronavirus.

We will continue to follow the advice of health authorities.

Our staff are here taking care of the collections. We’re following guidance to do this in a safe way.


On Monday 23rd New Zealand was lifted to Alert Level three, and from Tuesday 24 March this moved to Level Four, meaning the whole country is now essentially in lock-down. All non-essential businesses and public spaces are expected to remain closed for about four weeks.

During this temporary closure the Friends staff will be working from home and available to answer your queries, by phone or email during our usual operating hours (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm).

Whilst staff will still be working through the membership processing during this time, please note there will be a delay on posting of membership packs. This will be our priority upon returning to the office.

Stay safe and please follow the advise of the Ministry of Health, available here 

Read the latest update Covid-19 update from Te Papa

Kia ora, kia kaha! Stay well Aotearoa and let’s look after each other.
Kia ora, kia kaha! Noho pai mai Aotearoa, ā, kia whakaaro tātou tētahi ki tētahi.