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.
Temporary Exhibitions - On Now
Whare Kahurangi: 100 Years of Collecting
Whare Kahurangi (meaning house of treasured possessions) celebrates 100 years of collecting our region's history.Read more
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Tours and Experiences
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.
Looking to explore our beautiful city? Try the New Plymouth Historic Walk and uncover the secrets of the past.