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Join our educators online in the Virtual Experience.

The Virtual Experience is offered as a response to COVID-19 Alert Level travel restrictions and is subject to availability.

We hope to see you on-site in the Education Experience again soon!


While you are unable to visit us, your students are still able to use the Waitangi Treaty Grounds as a resource to support their online learning from home or in the classroom. These 45 minute sessions are designed for  Years 6 – 13 (max. 30 students) and are based on the exhibition displayed in Te Kōngahu Museum of Waitangi and in our new museum Te Rau Aroha. These Powerpoint presentations link closely with the Social Studies curriculum content and all have interactive elements for students to engage with.

Choose from 1 of 3 topics:

Early Contact Period (lead up to Treaty of Waitangi)

From the first arrival of Polynesian explorers to Te Tiriti o Waitangi, this session offers a uniquely ‘Waitangi’ view on the Early Contact period. You will get to know some of the key players in our early history as they meet and live together in the northern part of the North Island. Learn more about the decisions they made which impact us to this day.

Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Treaty of Waitangi

Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Treaty of Waitangi – these are the founding documents of Aotearoa New Zealand as we know it today. In this session we look at some of the events leading up to the signing, explore the documents and the differences between both versions, and discover how these are still relevant to our nation today.

New Zealand Wars

What really happened after the Treaty? This session explores the events following the signing of Te Tiriti, mainly focusing on the New Zealand Wars. Why did our treaty not end conflict but started wars? Join us to understand how the events of the past impact us to this day.

What will I need?

Access to Zoom and a reliable internet connection.
If in the classroom, separate speakers are necessary.



$1 per student for NZ schools
$50 per session for other NZ based groups.


For any queries please contact us education@waitangi.org.nz.