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Visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and engage first-hand with the history of Aotearoa New Zealand, told from the perspective of Waitangi, the place where Te Tiriti o Waitangi was first signed.
Let us help you expand the learning of your ākonga with programmes designed by our own New Zealand trained teachers, linking closely to our curriculum documents.
All programmes are designed with the learning intentions of your group in mind. They can include:
- Tours of Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi and / or Te Rau Aroha Museum of the Price of Citizenship
- Visits to historically significant sites and buildings on the grounds.
- Practical activities that support your learning such as a visit to our digital classroom, art, craft and technology activities, storytelling, and traditional games.
- A cultural performance with pōwhiri in Te Whare Rūnanga (please enquire about cost).
The Education Experience is for ākonga from New Zealand schools, kura and Early Childhood services, wishing to visit the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.
We also offer programmes for other groups of tamariki and rangatahi from New Zealand and from overseas. Please get in touch for more information.
All programmes are specifically designed for the visiting group in close collaboration with their teacher.
Programmes for schools and kura are for up to five hours, which might include a visit to exhibitions in one or both museums, a visit to selected sites and buildings on the grounds, a cultural performance (*additional cost might apply) and a practical activity to support the learning (such as digital learning, art, craft and technology activities, or traditional games).
Programmes for our youngest learners run for two hours. Their visit to Waitangi might include a cultural performance in Te Whare Rūnanga, storytelling, a practical activity as well as a brief visit to one of our museum exhibitions.
All groups are required to book their visits in advance to ensure a member of the Learning Team is available to accompany them. Our programme is very popular and is often fully booked weeks in advance.
Please note: If you have a certain date in mind, please book well ahead of time to avoid disappointment. You can make a booking enquiry by clicking on the Booking Form button below.
Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 we are required to ensure the health & safety of our visitors as well as our employees. We have identified several risks on-site and it is our duty to put controls in place to mitigate these risks. One of these controls is for our educators to lead every visit. If you have your own lesson plan for the visit our educator will still need to accompany you and therefore booking is essential.
Please note: This requirement includes all organisations with under 18’s, e.g., youth groups, sports teams etc.
To comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 we require you to bring an adult to child supervision ratio of 1:7 for Y1 – 8 and 1:10 for Y9 – 13. These adults are free of charge.
Waitangi Treaty Grounds does not receive ongoing operational funding from local or central government, and we rely on the admission fees of our visitors to keep up our world-class visitor experience.
We currently hold an Enriching Local Curriculum (ELC) contract with the Ministry of Education which subsidises the programme cost for visits from schools, kura and ECE settings. This allows us to keep the admission costs as low as possible.
We encourage all teachers to have a read of our Teacher Handbook if you have any more questions please get in touch.
Please download our RAM form here
You know your ākonga best, and we will work with you to try and meet the needs of all your learners. Find some more information in the e-book below.
If you are running late, please call the Waitangi Treaty Grounds (09 - 40402 7437) and advise us of your expected arrival time. Please note that your programme will still finish at the original time.
Visiting groups will receive an email invite to complete an online survey after their visit. If you have not received your invite yet, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org