Important information during Covid-19
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Updated 12 August 2020 * subject to change

Te Manawa and the New Zealand Rugby Museum are open.

Te Manawa and the New Zealand Rugby Museum are open under Covid-19 Alert Level Two.

In accordance with Ministry of Health advice, you will need to sign-in for contact tracing purposes at our front desk and/or via the official Covid-19 app. This will help in the event that contact tracing is necessary in the future. If you follow us on Facebook, you can use a Facebook check-in too, to keep a record of your visit.

You must observe physical distancing of 2 metres from others at all times -keeping only your own bubble close to you.

Please also note that some spaces or activities may be temporarily closed for hygiene purposes.

Under alert level two, we can not accommodate more than 80 visitors at one time. If you are part of a large group booking, we will be in touch to reschedule your visit.



After school art classes will continue under Level 2.

Temporary closures

The “Tamariki” children’s space is closed to ensure hygiene and physical distancing can be maintained.

The water room and caravan interactives are closed.

Dino Dig remains closed for the winter season.
Other galleries remain open. To see what’s currently on offer, you can keep up-to-date via our facebook pages @temanawa.nz @NewZealandRugbyMuseum

Keeping each other safe

The well-being of our staff and guests is of the utmost importance to us. On the morning of your visit if you, or any member of a group that you are visiting with, are showing any symptoms that may be caused by Covid-19, please postpone your visit and contact Healthline.

The Golden Rules of Level Two:

  • If you are sick, stay home
  • Keep 2 metres apart
  • If you have cold or flu-like symptoms get tested
  • Wash your hands, Wash your hands, Wash your hands
  • Sneeze and cough into your elbow and regularly disinfect shared surfaces
  • If you are told by health authorities to self isolate you must do so immediately
  • If concerned about your well-being or you have underlying health conditions, consult with your GP
  • Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen in case contact tracing is needed
  • Stay vigilant
  • Be Kind


If you think you may be infected with Covid-19, please postpone your visit. Contact a doctor as soon as possible to confirm a diagnosis. Call Healthline on 0800 611 116 for free advice from experienced nurses.

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.

You will find more information about protecting yourself, your colleagues, your ākonga, and their whānau at the links below.

Ministry of Health information on Covid-19 virus

You can find more information about the different levels of alert at the New Zealand Government’s Covid-19 website here.