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Museum Memories

In August this year our Museum turns 100 years old. We know it has played an important role in your life.

We would love to hear your favourite memories of visiting the Museum - did you visit with your school? did a display inspire your career? or do your kids love exploring now? 

Our favourite memories will be turned into a digital display.

Share your Memory



Puke Ariki has three permanent exhibition galleries that explore the region's history, taonga and natural world. 

Find out what is on show.


Visit the museum

Find out:

  • when we're open
  • how to get to Puke Ariki
  • our facilities and amenities

Visit the Museum

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Tours and Experiences

Ruru Hunts

Our friendly Ruru has left clues all over the museum. Pick up a hunt from the information desk and use your detective skills to uncover the facts. Make sure you head back to the desk at the end to collect your Ruru badge.

New Plymouth Historic Walk

Looking to explore our beautiful city? Try the New Plymouth Historic Walk and uncover the secrets of the past.