Puke Ariki Closed

NPDC has reviewed Puke Ariki operations following the Government’s announcement on the COVID-19 alert level, all Puke Ariki and Community Library facilities are closed until further notice.

We’re sorry for the inconvenience but we know our customers will understand this is an unprecedented situation and safety comes first.

During this time, we invite you to experience Puke Ariki from home and discover our digital library collections and the museum’s online resources.

You will find more information about protecting yourself, your colleagues, and your whānau on the Ministry of Health website   

If you have questions about our services while we are closed please visit our Latest Information FAQs.


Temporary Exhibition

The Mechanical Circus

Roll up, roll up! The circus is at Puke Ariki. Join us to experience the magic and mystique of the circus.

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Puke Ariki has three permanent exhibition galleries that explore the region's history, taonga and natural world. 

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