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PM attends museum opening on Chatham Islands
28 Nov 2022   /

PM attends museum opening on Chatham Islands

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has attended the official opening of a new museum and an important exhibit on the Chatham Islands.


Police Museum unveils memorial honouring the brave
20 Oct 2022  

Police Museum unveils memorial honouring the brave

A new memorial honouring the outstanding courage of Police and members of the public has opened at the Royal New Zealand Police College’s lower grounds near Porirua.


Museum partnership supports local arts
12 Aug 2022   /

Museum partnership supports local arts

Whanganui Regional Museum is partnering with the Blumhardt Foundation in an effort to support public art galleries and museums in their acquisition of work by contemporary New Zealand craft practitioners.


Omaka to showcase 70th Cessna anniversary
23 May 2022   /

Omaka to showcase 70th Cessna anniversary

The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre will put on a show to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Cessna 180 from 27-29 May.


$33m Hundertwasser Art Centre opens
21 Feb 2022   /

$33m Hundertwasser Art Centre opens

The $33.2m Hundertwasser Art Centre and Wairau Māori Art Gallery opened doors in Whangarei on Sunday.


Historic theatre, museum gets backer, targets 2022 opening
21 Feb 2022  

Historic theatre, museum gets backer, targets 2022 opening

New Zealand’s longest operating provincial movie theatre until its closure in 2012 is getting a chance at resurrection.


“Like nothing you’ve ever experienced” – Hundertwasser centre’s CEO on opening
17 Feb 2022   /

“Like nothing you’ve ever experienced” – Hundertwasser centre’s CEO on opening

The new Northland attraction will still open this weekend despite the Omicron wave.


Kauri Museum on track with rebuild, eyes research tie
9 Feb 2022  

Kauri Museum on track with rebuild, eyes research tie

The Kauri Museum at Matakohe expects three out of four of the projects funded by a $3m Provincial Growth Fund grant to be complete by Labour Day.


Te Papa visitor numbers fall again as borders stay shut
8 Dec 2021   /

Te Papa visitor numbers fall again as borders stay shut

Visits to The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa reached 894,292 in the year to June 2021, down 18.7% from 1.1 million in the previous 12 months.


Te Papa, Whanganui Museum mandate vaccination
23 Nov 2021   /

Te Papa, Whanganui Museum mandate vaccination

More attractions require visitors and staff be fully vaccinated against Covid.


Northland operator eyes rebound for its Covid-safe offerings
19 Nov 2021   /

Northland operator eyes rebound for its Covid-safe offerings

Kiwi North could be one of the earlier operators to see more custom in the post-lockdown era, says director Allie Fry.


Museum staffers among world’s best dressed
18 Nov 2021   /

Museum staffers among world’s best dressed

Auckland War Memorial Museum has won an international award for its front-of-house visitor host uniforms.


Auckland Museum mandates staff, visitor vaccination
15 Nov 2021   /

Auckland Museum mandates staff, visitor vaccination

The museum re-opens today with Covid-19 alert level 3 step 2 and social distancing protocols in place.


Auckland attractions ready to open at alert level 3.2
8 Nov 2021   / /

Auckland attractions ready to open at alert level 3.2

Auckland Museum will join other attractions and open if the city moves to Covid-19 alert level 3 step 2.


Historical village looks to turn page as ‘must-do’ attraction
8 Oct 2021  

Historical village looks to turn page as ‘must-do’ attraction

The low-profile ‘living history’ museum aimed to transform into an attraction that drew out-of-region visitors, and achieve endorsement as a ‘must-do’ visitor product from Auckland Unlimited by 2023.


Timaru selects museum design, preps for tenders
24 Sep 2021  

Timaru selects museum design, preps for tenders

Timaru District Council will soon take a project to restore the Theatre Royal and build a new destination museum to market for tender.


Museum to host world-renowned photo exhibition
13 Aug 2021  

Museum to host world-renowned photo exhibition

Puke Ariki Museum in New Plymouth is set to host the 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, starting on Saturday 14 August.


Niche focus with international view attracts 900k visitors to Te Papa
30 Jul 2021   /

Niche focus with international view attracts 900k visitors to Te Papa

Switching to a domestic audience has been challenging but positive learning curve for the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.


New $16m gallery gifted to Canterbury Museum
22 Jul 2021   /

New $16m gallery gifted to Canterbury Museum

Ravenscar House Museum set to open to public in October.


Hastings gets $5.5m boost for museum
1 Jul 2021   /

Hastings gets $5.5m boost for museum

The New Zealand Lotteries Commission has granted $5.47m funding for a museum storage facility in Hastings.


Work begins on Timaru theatre and museum
1 Jul 2021  

Work begins on Timaru theatre and museum

Next phase of design to be presented to council later in year.


Rotorua Museum secures $4.1m grant
30 Jun 2021  

Rotorua Museum secures $4.1m grant

Funds tagged for exhibition use, as well as earthquake strengthening due to start next year.


Te Papa to re-open Tuesday
28 Jun 2021   /

Te Papa to re-open Tuesday

Te Papa is expected to open following deep cleaning last week after the Australian Covid case visit.


Museums Aotearoa executive director resigns
21 Jun 2021  

Museums Aotearoa executive director resigns

Resignation just days before annual general meeting and new board election.


Section of Taupo Museum closes for refresh
31 May 2021  

Section of Taupo Museum closes for refresh

Remaining areas to be free entry until reopening on 11 June.


Auckland Museum wins architectural awards
28 May 2021  

Auckland Museum wins architectural awards

Auckland Museum’s redeveloped South Atrium has received a Public Architecture Award and Heritage Award.


Covid-inspired exhibition to open at Auckland Museum
24 May 2021   /

Covid-inspired exhibition to open at Auckland Museum

All That Was Solid Melts exhibition open until Sunday 10 October.


New museum and a revamped theatre for Timaru
17 May 2021  

New museum and a revamped theatre for Timaru

A new heritage museum and an upgraded Theatre Royal is set to open its doors in 2023.


Historic shipwreck to return near to place of original construction
6 Apr 2021  

Historic shipwreck to return near to place of original construction

The wreck from the 1800s will be temporarily set up next to Mangawhai Museum.


Public feedback sought on Canterbury Museum plans
11 Mar 2021  

Public feedback sought on Canterbury Museum plans

Canterbury Museum has put out a call for residents to have their say on the attraction’s redevelopment plans. 


Free entry at Quake City on 10-year earthquake anniversary
10 Feb 2021  

Free entry at Quake City on 10-year earthquake anniversary

Entry into Quake City at the Canterbury Museum will be free for Cantabrians to mark the 10-year anniversary of the 22 February 2011 earthquake.


Te Papa visits fall 28% to 1.1 million due to Covid closures
9 Dec 2020   /

Te Papa visits fall 28% to 1.1 million due to Covid closures

Visits to Te Papa Museum reached 1.1 million in the year to June 2020, a 28% decrease on 2019.


Museum’s treasured gecko euthanised
25 Nov 2020   /

Museum’s treasured gecko euthanised

Otago Museum has euthanised its jewelled gecko Manawa after expert treatments could not revive him from a series of ailments.


Museum to host Wildlife Photographer of the Year
24 Nov 2020  

Museum to host Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Canterbury Museum will host the 2020 Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.


Night event returns to Canterbury Museum
7 Oct 2020  

Night event returns to Canterbury Museum

Canterbury Museum’s annual Night at the Museum has returned to celebrate the attraction’s 150th anniversary on Rolleston Avenue.


Museum’s dinosaur exhibition opens early
28 Sep 2020  

Museum’s dinosaur exhibition opens early

Otago Museum has brought forward the opening of its Dinosaur REvolution exhibition.


Theatre, museum, exhibition space scheme secures $11.6m
16 Sep 2020   /

Theatre, museum, exhibition space scheme secures $11.6m

The Government is providing $11.6m for an upgrade of Timaru’s iconic Theatre Royal and the construction of a new connected heritage museum and exhibition space.


Auckland Museum reopens, some galleries stay closed
1 Sep 2020  

Auckland Museum reopens, some galleries stay closed

Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira has opened its doors to the Auckland public.


Private aviation collection to debut at Omaka
26 Aug 2020   /

Private aviation collection to debut at Omaka

The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre will host a once-only display compilation of the John Smith Collection at the 2021 Dangerous Skies WW2 Exhibition next Easter.


Museum records busiest July on record
12 Aug 2020  

Museum records busiest July on record

The month saw more than 3000 people use its services, mostly with on-site visits. This was 15% up against the 3-year average.


Ongoing Covid impacts to slash Te Papa revenue by half
30 Jul 2020   /

Ongoing Covid impacts to slash Te Papa revenue by half

The forecast assumed ongoing impacts related to the crisis would reduce international and domestic visitors.


Northland museum receives $3m funding boost
15 Jul 2020  

Northland museum receives $3m funding boost

Matakohe’s Kauri Museum is the latest Northland attraction to get a significant cash injection.


Omaka to exhibit John Smith warbirds
15 Jul 2020   /

Omaka to exhibit John Smith warbirds

The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre has been appointed guardian of the John Smith collection of warbirds.


“Positive signs” for capital – Experience Wellington’s new CEO
2 Jul 2020   /

“Positive signs” for capital – Experience Wellington’s new CEO

Experience Wellington is seeing visitor numbers at some key sites return to around 60% of normal, as the council-owned operator forges ahead through its Covid-19 recovery. 


Waikato Museum boosts online experience for virtual visitors
12 May 2020   /

Waikato Museum boosts online experience for virtual visitors

Waikato Museum has launched a new website experience for visitors keen to try their hand at creating an online exhibition using images of items from the Museum’s collection.


Otago Museum goes virtual for lockdown
24 Mar 2020   /

Otago Museum goes virtual for lockdown

Otago Museum has closed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic but it will offer some virtual experiences.


Auckland Museum first to host British Ancient Greek exhibit
13 Mar 2020  

Auckland Museum first to host British Ancient Greek exhibit

Auckland War Memorial Museum is bringing the Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes exhibition exclusively to Auckland in July 2020.


Te Papa expects visitor boost with Dali and the Surrealists exhibit
2 Mar 2020   /

Te Papa expects visitor boost with Dali and the Surrealists exhibit

The first major surrealist exhibition in New Zealand in just under 50 years, Dalí and the Surrealists: Masterpieces from Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen exhibit, will be held at Te Papa next summer.


$7m in culture, heritage funds available
13 Feb 2020   /

$7m in culture, heritage funds available

Applications have opened for the $7m Regional Culture and Heritage Fund available to performing arts venues, galleries, museums and whare taonga.


Waikato Museum welcomes visits despite refurb
11 Feb 2020  

Waikato Museum welcomes visits despite refurb

Visitors are still welcome at Waikato Museum despite its exterior being spruced up this month.