Puke Ariki has embarked on an exciting project that gives our museum a new look with new things to see and do!
We know that 70 per cent of our visitors live locally, so we want to make every visit you make a different experience by transforming our galleries in the way they look and feel.
Exhibits that have been on show since Puke Ariki opened in 2003 are taking a well-earned rest while treasures from our archives are being given their chance to shine.
The project also gives us a chance to experiment with new ideas, introduce new technology and work with some new people.
It also means we can continue to celebrate and showcase Taranaki and the people who live in the region, telling their stories while embracing different cultures and point of view.
Changes are already happening with an updated display telling the story of oil and gas in the region revealed last year in the Taranaki Life gallery and the Kōkako: Te Kōrero o Tamanui showcase in Taranaki Naturally being extended in the Discover it! Library area. More recently, Ko Taranaki Te Mounga has opened, celebrating our mountain and the influence it has on the region.
Keep a look out for news of more changes happening in upcoming months – in the meantime take a look at the plan
guiding the decisions being made about the museum.