Join the Friends

Join the Friends

The Friends of Te Papa have exclusive access to the national museum, including opportunities to explore its collections, expertise and exhibitions. With stimulating talks, workshops and tours, members can delve into our cultural and natural heritage, all while supporting Our Place.

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We invite you to support this special institution that contributes so much to our community and nation.  Be part of this vibrant community, meet new people and enjoy the special programming, many events and benefits that form part of your membership.


Membership Benefits

  • Be part of the community supporting Our Place, Te Papa & the Friends
  • Free private exhibition previews and discounted entry to all exhibitions at Te Papa
  • Access to our exclusive programme including private viewings, workshops, talks, behind the scenes tours and much more
  • Benefit from 10% off in Te Papa’s cafés and stores
  • Knowledge that your membership contributes to collections, research and special projects in Te Papa
  • Behind the scenes insights and the latest updates from us & the museum with our e-newsletter
  • Enjoy free parking when attending charged for Friends events and get 2 free parking tickets upon renewing your membership the following year

    Once payment is complete you will receive an email allowing you to enjoy all the benefits of membership.

    Membership category Yearly fee
    Family (2 adults/children under 15 years at the same address) $110
    Dual (2 adults at the same address) $110
    Individual $55
    Student (with current ID card) Free

    Terms & Conditions

    • Membership is by annual subscription. All prices quoted on the website and on application forms are in NZ dollars
    • The subscription starts from the day you purchase or renew your membership.
    • Your subscription will auto-renew on the anniversary of your purchase unless you change to manual renewal.
    • There is no refund for a cancelled membership
    • Membership cards will be posted to you
    • 2 parking passes are given upon renewal of membership. These will not be replaced if lost or stolen.
    • By attending our events you are agreeing to be photographed for documentation of the event and commercial purposes, please let a staff member know if this is an issue.