Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi

Discover fascinating exhibitions and state-of-the-art learning spaces at Te Kōngahu - Museum of Waitangi.

Included in the Waitangi Treaty Grounds Day Pass, entry to the Museum of Waitangi lets you delve deeper into the stories and artefacts behind New Zealand’s most important historic site.

Stories of Waitangi are brought to life through world class exhibitions, using state-of-the-art technology to offer a museum experience like no other. Learn about the history of Waitangi and its significance as a place to both Māori and non-Māori people. Experience the document that changed the face of the nation - The Treaty of Waitangi - through a fully interactive multimedia display. And marvel at the taonga or treasures on display, as you unravel their significance to the story of our country’s founding.

Enhance your enjoyment of a visit to Waitangi Treaty Grounds, by visiting the Museum of Waitangi.

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Permanent exhibition:

Ko Waitangi Tēnei - This is Waitangi

Ko Waitangi Tenei

Entering on the ground floor, you’ll encounter the museum’s main exhibition: Ko Waitangi Tēnei - This is Waitangi. As you progress through the exhibition, the growth of the relationship between Māori and the British unfolds, leading to the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. As you move further, you’ll discover the ways in which this unique document has shaped our nation over the course of nearly two centuries, right up to the present day.

Temporary exhibition:

Concerning Nurture

A collection of artworks by Nigel Brown

Concerning Our Earth Nurturing (2017), Nigel Brown
Nigel Brown, Concerning Our Earth Nurturing (2017)
Nigel Brown is one of New Zealand’s most important figurative artists. He first exhibited in 1972 and his acclaimed Lemon Tree series (1977) helped establish his position in the art scene. For over forty years Brown has used symbolism in his work to address social, political and environmental issues. His stylistic features and symbolic characters such as the fern, black singlet, dog and driveway are familiar to most kiwis and representative of a rural New Zealand lifestyle.

“The centrepiece of this exhibition, ‘Concerning Our Earth Nurturing’, spells out the theme of these paintings and Brown’s current focus, a point he has reached through the decades of his work. This painting repeats earlier themes of women, men, and the ‘living landscape’ of Aotearoa, but the message has grown bigger, stronger.” (Angela Middleton, 2017)

Concerning Nurture is on display in Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi until 19 May 2018.

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