Maungarongo (Ron)Te Kawa - Photo by Seb Charles
Join master fabric artist and storyteller, Maungarongo Te Kawa for a special workshop to celebrate Matariki Day.
boro garment in blue denim
A beautiful exhibition of Japanese garments preserved using Boro stitching and mending techniques.
Join us in celebrating the legacy of one of New Zealand's most prolific photojournalists, the late Peter Bush.
Photograph of young people in bright clothing, having fun while wearing face masks
Help us build a Covid-19 collection by offering your own Covid-related objects for donation. Find out how here.
Waipunarangi 2023
Te Whare Pora: A sacred space presents works by artist Maungarongo (Ron) Te Kawa
John Bevan Ford artwork
We come from the Earth explores our relationship with the environment with works from the Te Manawa collection.
photograph of people engaging in arts activities at a museum
A welcoming environment for those who would otherwise not consider the museum to be a place for them.
A child playing with blocks
Fun activities for children under 5 every Friday morning. We'll feed fish, paint pictures and craft to our hearts content. Runs during term time.
Learn all about this extensive collection of photographs from one of New Zealand’s most prolific photojournalists, Peter Bush.
Three people remove a painting from its frame

The visible collection

Lots of our collection can now be viewed online - here's how we did it!