State of Nature – Picturing the Silent Forest
Explore the stories of our native forests through the botanical paintings of artist Fanny Bertha Good (1860-1950) and the experiences of her family in colonial Taranaki.Find out more
If you want to find out about all the awesome activities, public programmes and exhibitions that are on at Puke Ariki from March to May 2023 check out our What's On guide.
We've got loads to keep everyone entertained from school holiday programmes, to the amazing State of Nature and Marine Molluscs exhibitions!
Reef Alive!Now open
All aboard! We are taking you to a reef just off the coast of South Taranaki. Reef Alive! is a new section in our permanent galleries. It explores the ocean life in this unique underwater world with interactive displays - perfect for anyone interested in Taranaki’s watery backyard.
Puke Ariki has three permanent exhibition galleries that explore the region's history, taonga and natural world.
Find out what is on show.
Puke Ariki Store now online
The Puke Ariki Store is stocked to the brim with unique mementos and gift ideas. Now you can shop our wonderful range anywhere in New Zealand. Whether you're looking for a souvenir inspired by our collection or a gift for the latest member of the family we have something for everyone.
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Tours and Experiences
Our friendly Ruru has left clues all over the museum. Pick up a hunt from the information desk and use your detective skills to uncover the facts.Read more
New Plymouth Guided Historic Walk
Looking to explore our beautiful city? Try the New Plymouth Historic Walk and uncover the secrets of the past.Read more