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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Entry to the Museum of Waitangi is included in the Waitangi Treaty Grounds Day Pass.

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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:

Tirohanga Whānui Views from the Past
Paintings from the Fletcher Collection

Featuring New Zealand landscapes and imagery, Tirohanga Whānui explores New Zealand from early European contact aboard Cook’s Endeavour to more contemporary works. Artists featured in the exhibition include William Hodges, Alfred Sharpe, Shane Cotton and Robert Ellis. The exhibition does not pretend to be comprehensive but rather is a display of images of the North assembled over many years as part of one of the few surviving corporate collections in New Zealand.

Founded in 1962, the Fletcher Collection, as it has been known since 2000, is hung in the offices of Fletcher Building at Penrose, Auckland and in Government Houses in Auckland and Wellington. Paintings from the collection have been widely seen in nationally touring exhibitions and are regularly loaned to public art galleries throughout the country.

Tirohanga Whānui; Views from the Past is open to the public until 15th September 2017.

Waitangi Wrangle by Tracey Tawhiao

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