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Tairāwhiti Museum is a 5-minute walk from the CBD, across Peel Street Bridge and through Kelvin Park.  There is free parking on Stout Street.

Covid-19 update 22.3.2020

Tairāwhiti Museum and Exhibit Café will close to the public from Monday 23 March to protect against the risk of covid-19 transmission.

Our staff are continuing to work from our offices or at home and will be able to continue most of our activities.

Read the latest museum covid-19 response information here


Opening Hours

  • Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm
  • Sunday and Public Holidays 1:30pm – 4:00pm
  • Closed – Easter Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day


  • Adults $5 (12 years and under and Friends of the Museum free entry)
  • Free entry every day for local residents!

Exhibit Cafe

  • Monday – Friday 8.30am to 2.00pm, Saturday 9.30am – 12.30pm, closed Sundays.


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