Puke Ariki Temporary Closure

Tuesday 24 March 

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.


No trip to Puke Ariki is complete without a visit to our Museum Store!

Whether you're looking for a souvenir to take home, searching for a perfect birthday gift, or wanting to treat yourself to a piece of handcrafted jewellery, the Puke Ariki Store is your one-stop shop.

Our Store is filled to the brim with fun and unusual toys, books, and gifts and homewares and we have ranges that are unique to the Store and inspired by our exhibitions.

Our friendly staff will help to find the perfect gift or souvenir for every one and every budget and we also offer free gift wrapping service with every purchase.

The Museum Store also sells postage stamps and we can arrange to send your purchases anywhere in the world.

The Puke Ariki Store is open during general museum hours and is located on the ground floor and is also home to the i-SITE.

Current Friends of Puke Ariki receive 10% discount on purchases. 

Every purchase at the Puke Ariki Store helps fund our exhibitions, public programmes, research, conservation and education - now and into the future.

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