Puke Ariki


Puke Ariki is a multi-award winning museum, library and information centre that combines learning, knowledge,
resources and heritage objects for a visitor experience that is like no other.

Puke Ariki is a place of wonder, of excitement, of discovery and adventure where four permanent exhibitions
explore Taranaki’s past, present and future – telling the stories of the people and the region through displays, technology, multi-media and the people themselves.

These long-term galleries are where you can learn about Taranaki’s geological, Māori and pioneering past. Temporary exhibitions continually complement the permanent ones, so repeat visits are worthwhile, as you never know what you might discover.

An air-bridge links the Museum and i-Site to the library – where you can visit the Taranaki Research Centre, access books, find a quiet space to sit and read, browse magazines with a coffee or use the free wi-fi.

Puke Ariki is a place where people come together to celebrate the past, enjoy the present and imagine the future.

Contact Details

Physical Address

1 Ariki Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand



Operating Months

Open All Year

Operating Hours

Winter hours 10 am - 5 pm open public holidays (closed Christmas day)

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