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.
Or renew your membership here
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.
- 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.
|Family (2 adults/children under 15 years at the same address)
|Dual (2 adults at the same address)
|Student (with current ID card)
Terms & Conditions
- Membership is by annual subscription. All prices quoted on the website and on application forms are in NZ dollars
- The subscription year runs from 1 April to 31 March. When you join anytime in March, membership will continue until the end of March the following year
- There is no refund for a cancelled membership
- Membership cards will be posted to you
- These subscription rates are reduced if you join after the beginning of the membership year. If you join from December to March, your subscription will be valid until the end of the following March. To see the current rates click the Join Now button
- 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.