Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori

Kia kaha i te reo Māori with Toi Oriwa!

For the month of September, the Museum has created virtual activities to help you learn a bit of te reo while making traditional cultural items using contemporary materials.

Choose from a Poi or Tī Rākau priced at $5 per pack. Pay for it at the Museum reception. Inside you’ll find all the materials and instructions on a QR code card. Just use your phone or computer camera to read the QR code to take you to Oriwa’s Youtube Chanel, and listen to the instructions. On there you’ll also find a link to how to use your Poi or Tī Rākau.

Like and subscribe to Oriwa’s channel and see what else she’s been up to.

Limited packs so get in quick!

Tui & Tama’s New Friends!


Tui & Tama’s Find-our-Friend Giveaway!

We have some new game tables up in the mezzanine that introduce Tui & Tama’s new friends. Meet these new friends by spotting them around the Museum, then get an entry form from reception, fill it in and go into the draw for two prize packs.

As Tui & Tama Club Members, you’ll receive a special friends badge!

Don’t worry if you’re not a club member yet, you can sign up on our website here or call into the Museum and pick up a registration form, it’s FREE!

Draw closes 1st October at 4.00pm


We’re excited to move down through the levels to be open for our visitors. We have a few things in place to make your visit safe and still enjoyable.

For your safety we’ve activated a few procedures for all Museum goers and staff. These are;

  • A maximum of 10 people will be allowed in the museum at a maximum of 30 minutes inside the facility (if we have people waiting).
  • There will also be restrictions in place on the number of people allowed in each gallery.
  • Staff will be regularly sanitising any commonly used surfaces.
  • There will be no events or public programmes while in level 2, and no children interactives available indulging puzzles and toys.
  • Do ask at our front desk for Museum activity trails, keep an eye on our Facebook or digital takeaway programmes.

Update for Level 2

The Research Room will be unavailable during level 2. However, we are still taking research enquires and have extended the 15mins to 1 hour of FREE research time. 

To access this please go through normal channels of research enquires. Remember, there may be extended times for staff to be in contact with you. Thank you for your patience.

Make your own MASK

If you’re wondering how to make your own designer mask, check out this website here!

Here are some great examples with a message to cover up when you’re out and about!