Puke Ariki From Your Place
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Meg the Megalodon
Try our 12 piece Meg puzzle. You can change the number of pieces to make it easier or harder.Do this puzzle
Waterfront Credit Union Cat
Paws off, this computer's mine! Try putting this 29 piece pussle back together.Do this puzzle
Online Scavenger Hunt
Try out our brand new Online Ruru Hunt. If you submit your entry before the end of May you'll be in to win awesome prizes.Read more
Take a Virtual Tour of Whare Kahurangi
Step back inside Puke Ariki to experience our Whare Kahurangi exhibition celebrating 100 years of the Taranaki Museum.Whare Kahurangi Virtual Tour
DiscoverFind out about our heritage collections
Ancestry Library Edition
Use Ancestry for free during the lockdown and unlock your family history.Read more
Passenger List Search
Doing your family history? Our passenger list search could help. Search arrivals and departures for Taranaki, 1852 - 1880.Read more
Stick 'em up! The Story of New Plymouth's Highwayman
Over 100 years ago New Plymouth residents were scared and awed by a mystery highwayman, who robbed the rich but not the poor.
Like any good mystery the masked man came a cropper in a showdown in the local Criterion hotel. Here his mask was removed and his identity was finally revealed.
"The Highwayman" - Robert Wallath (July 1893). William Andrews Collis. Collection of Puke Ariki (PHO2002-1009).
Do you sometimes wonder if your cat does anything other than eat and sleep? Ginger the mountain cat is proof not all cats are Garfield. He was the first cat to climb Mount Taranaki. This photograph was taken at the summit on 16 January 1917 on his first ascent.
Ginger the cat and Harry Williams on Mount Taranaki (1917). Collection of Puke Ariki (PHO2012-0645).
Read, Listen, Watch, Relax
Books from your place
We have a fantastic selection of books for you to read and listen to from home. Check out our digital libraryeBooks and eAudiobooks
Watch with us
Whether you want to relax with a romcom, discover documentaries or do some lounge based exercises, Kanopy and Beama film will have you sorted.Film and TV
Best of the Rest
Can you escape?
Check out this list of digital escape rooms from Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes Libraries, including a Harry Potter themed room. Wands away, get ready to solve some clues!Check out an escape room
Check out some of the most spectacular libraries in these virtual library tours.Take a Library Tour
Missing Lego at the Library?
We know lots of your love our Lego programmes, so while they're not running have a look at the Lego website it has lots of cool ideas and things to do.Check out Lego