Guided tour

Guided tours 

Te Papa offers daily tours for individuals and small groups, plus private tours for larger groups. We also provide a visitor booklet and an audio guide.

Individuals and small groups – daily tours
Groups of seven or more – private group tours
Visitor booklet and audio guide


Introducing Te Papa

Book your Introducing Te Papa tour now
We offer a daily 60-minute tour – Introducing Te Papa. This tour is ideal if you have limited time or want an overview before a longer visit. It:

  • is for individuals and small groups
  • is given in English
  • requires no booking – simply book on the day!
    10.15 am Tour: book with the Host on Level 1, just inside the main entrance.

All other tours: book at the Info Desk on Level 2.

If you would like a tour in a language other than English, please book a private group tour.

Daily tours

Adult cost

Child cost

Times

Introducing Te Papa – 60 minutes

Museum highlights related to New Zealand's history and natural environment, including the colossal squid

$14.00

$7

Summer (4 Nov – 31 Mar)
10.15am, 12 noon, 2pm

Extra tour at 7pm on Thursdays

Book your Introducing Te Papa tour now

Child = aged 15 and under
Costs valid until 30 June 2015

Groups of seven or more – private group tours

Book a private group tour tailored to your interests or special needs.

Private group tours have a minimum cost, equivalent to the cost for seven adults. If you are an individual or smaller group, we suggest taking a daily tour (no booking required).

We can deliver private group tours in English, Māori, French, German, Spanish, and Mandarin.

Private group tours
Adult cost
Child cost
Minimum tour cost
Book ahead by

Māori Experience Kapu Tī – 90 minutes

Māori treasures and The Marae, followed by food and drink

$45

$32.50

$315

7 days

Book now

 

Māori Highlights – 90 minutes

Māori treasures and The Marae

$25

$12.50

$175

7 days

Book now

 

Māori Highlights – 60 minutes

Māori treasures and The Marae

 $20

 $10

 $140

 7 days

Book now

Te Papa Highlights – 90 minutes

The colossal squid, major artworks, Māori treasures, and other highlights

$18

$9

$126

7 days

Book now

Te Papa Highlights – 60 minutes

Highlights selected to meet your interests

$14

$7

$98

7 days

Book now

Art Highlights – 60 minutes

Major artworks and 1,000 years of visual culture

$14

$7

$98

7 days

Book now

Exploring Te Papa for People with Visual Impairments – 90 minutes

Touch, sound, and detailed description bring Te Papa to life

 Free

 Free

Not appli-cable

14 days

Book now

Child = aged 15 and under
Costs valid until 30 June 2015

Book a private group tour.

Visit the website of The Colossal Squid exhibition.
Read more about our Discovery Centres.

Visitor books and audio guide

Te Papa: Your Essential Guide

Also available is the new publication Te Papa: Your Essential Guide. This compact book full of beautiful images is the complete guide to, and memento of, your visit to the Museum. It's available from the Information Desk, Level 2, and Te Papa Store, $14.99.
Buy Te Papa: Your Essential Guide online today

Audio guide

Our audio guide provides information about selected exhibitions and objects. It is available in English, Māori, and German and costs $5.