Our current exhibition Rita Angus: New Zealand Modernist opens with a stunning, immersive projection of her iconic work Central Otago. Subsequently, sales of Central Otago merch have been among the highest in the range, so we wanted to dive in and find out more about the talent behind this captivating piece of work.

About us

Our point of view is driven by Te Papa’s relationship to New Zealand. We focus on products which take inspiration from the museum.

Sometimes that’s because they are designed with care for the environment in mind, just like our Te Taiao | Nature exhibition teaches. Perhaps they celebrate the amazing work of New Zealand artists by giving them a platform on which to reach a wider audience. Our Taonga collections are comprised of works by Māori master carvers and weavers, prized pieces which may become museum collection items themselves in generations to come. Maybe the products are just examples of good old kiwi ingenuity.

What you can be sure of, is that they’re carefully selected by our team to create a collection which represents all the aspects of Aoteoroa Te Papa celebrates. Whether you’re looking to treat a special kiwi, or share a bit of Our Place with someone from across the ditch, you can do it with pride knowing every purchase you make supports our national museum.

Our store

55 Cable St.

Wellington New Zealand

Opening hours: 9am–5pm, every day

(except Christmas Day)