About

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Aotea Utanganui is a purpose-built museum that embodies the spirit and energy of the South Taranaki region. The museum plays an active role within our community both today and for the future.  A museum that is welcoming and inspirational while striving towards excellence in research, curatorship, preservation and educational engagement.  A modern museum with ambitious future plans, prepared to embrace the digital age.                                               

We achieve this through: Collaboration, Creativity, Innovation & Flexibility

0800 111 323 l museum@stdc.govt.nz

Free Wi-Fi – Free Wi-Fi is available onsite at the Museum.

Accessibility – Let a member of the museum team know if you need assistance as we have a wheelchair available. Guide dogs are welcome.  Baby-changing facilities are available.

Photography – You are welcome to take photos at Aotea Utanganui, but please don’t use your flash as this can effect objects over time. Also please respect any artworks or Taonga Maori displaying the ‘no photography’ sign.

Blog – Join up to our blog and stay up-to-date with what’s happening at the museum www.museumofsouthtaranaki/wordpress.com

Learning Programmes – Our learning programmes and tours can cater for specific learning needs. Please contact one of our team to enquire 0800 111 323 or museum@stdc.govt.nz

Social Media – Search for and ‘Like’ us, Aotea Utanganui, on our social media pages Facebook, Issuu, Pinterest, WordPress Blog and our Podcasts on SoundCloud.

Podcasts – Catch up on the latest podcast by visiting our website www.museumofsouthtaranaki.wordpress.com or SoundCloud www.soundcloud.com/aoteautanganui 

Transforming Heritage Publications – We produce a series of digital Issuu publications based upon heritage holdings from the Livingston Baker Archive, turning physical copies into digital. Check out our heritage publications here www.issuu.com/aoteautanganui 

Did you know? – Did you know you can order images from our pictorial heritage collection? Contact us 0800 111 323 or museum@stdc.govt.nz or view them on online www.nzmuseums.co.nz/account/3355

Location & Hours – The museum is at 127 Egmont St, Pātea; open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday, Closed Christmas and Good Friday.  Entry is free, Koha accepted.

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