Puke Ariki aims to inspire creativity and enrich lives by promoting the heritage of Taranaki and connecting local people and visitors to new ideas.
Puke Ariki is a multi-award winning museum, library and information centre that combines learning, knowledge, resources and heritage objects for a visitor experience like no other.
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.
Temporary exhibitions continually complement the permanent ones, so repeat visits are worthwhile as you never know what you will discover.
An air-bridge links the Museum and I-SITE to the library.
Puke Ariki, 1 Ariki Street, New Plymouth, Taranaki, 4310, New Zealand.
- Business hours:
- Mon, Tue, Thu and Fri 9.00am - 6.00pm, Wed 9.00am - 9.00pm, Sat and Sun 9.00am - 5.00pm
- Months of operation:
- All months of the year
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- Located in CBD