Aotea Utanganui is a purpose-built museum that embodies the spirit and energy of the South Taranaki region. The museum plays an active role within our community both today and for the future. A museum that is welcoming and inspirational while striving towards excellence in research, curatorship, preservation and educational engagement. A modern museum with ambitious future plans, prepared to embrace the digital age.
We achieve this through collaboration, creativity, innovation and flexibility.
Hours of operation: Open 10am - 4pm Monday to Saturday, closed Christmas Day, ANZAC Day, Taranaki Anniversary and Good Friday.
The Livingston Baker Archives and Reading Room are available for research and inquiries - bookings are essential so contact museum staff (details below).
Witness the magic which happens behind the scenes; where collection items are catalogued and stored for safe access when curating museum exhibitions. The museum team are available to conduct back-of-house tours through the archives and social history storeroom by appointment. Due to Health and Safety reasons, the large collection area through the glass doors is currently closed to the public. Click here to email the museum.
Postal address:127 Egmont Street, Pātea, South Taranaki 4520