Exhibitions - Whakakitenga
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Plymouth Company Exhibit Now Open in Taranaki Life Gallery

New Plymouth’s founders faced storms, sickness and death. Driven by opportunity and sometimes desperation they sailed from England during the 1840s, gambling it all for a new start. The struggles and triumphs of over 1000 Plymouth Company settlers laid this town’s foundations and reshaped the future of Taranaki, as they built their community in a new land amongst Māori.

This exhibition shares with you their early years in New Plymouth. Come in now to experience their journey through interactive sights, smells and sounds.

now showing - temporary exhibits

Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs

10 March – 9 September

Step back in time 290 million years to when bizarre-looking animals dominated life on land and sea.

Permian Monsters: Life before the Dinosaurs is a fun and interactive exhibition for the whole family.