Tū Te Whaihanga


Museum Entry:
Adults $5
12 years and under, Friends of the Museum and local residents FREE

Dates Venue Times
Friday 2nd Oct - Sunday 11th Oct Tairāwhiti Museum various
Duration : NA

A recognition of creative genius.

Tū te Whaihanga is an exhibition of sacred taonga that left the shores of Te Tairāwhiti 251 years ago on board the HMS Endeavour after its first voyage to Aotearoa in October 1769.

The return of these taonga from museums in Europe is the result of the determination by Tairāwhiti Iwi for the taonga to return to reconnect with their descendants, to reclaim the knowledge they hold, and to sustain their legacy. These taonga can only be seen in Tairāwhiti.

Tairāwhiti Museum is open:

  • Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm
  • Sunday and Public Holidays 1:30pm – 4pm