Education Programmes

Our Education Team are excited to present the Puke Ariki Museum and Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki education programmes.

Our education programmes are designed to give children experiences they can not have within their school environment. We hope that visiting our museums will open doors of understanding and encourage young minds to question and inquire.

Our teams provide a hands-on, interactive experience that cater for multiple learning styles, ensuring the best possible learning outcomes for students. All topics link directly to the New Zealand Curriculum.

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Download the 2019 Education Programme as a PDF

Subsidised Education Bus

In 2019 Puke Ariki, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery/Len Lye Centre and Aotea Utanganui Museum of South Taranaki will continue to offer subsidised bus transport to schools to enable participation in out-of-school education programmes.

We gratefully acknowledge the TSB Community Trust for providing the funding for these subsidies.

Find out more about the bus, eligibility, and how to book


Guided Research Sessions

The Taranaki Research Centre/Te Pua Wānanga o Taranaki is an outstanding learning hub. Our heritage team can support and guide secondary school students through the heritage collections.

Puke Ariki also offers sessions where students learn research skills in preparation for tertiary study. Senior students can speak to curators and specialist researchers about Taranaki history.

Visiting our research centre will give your students the opportunity to experience New Zealand history in a welcoming learning environment outside of the classroom. Secondary school groups from Taranaki and around New Zealand can visit the Taranaki Research Centre.

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