Te Papa

The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is New Zealand's national museum, located in the heart of Wellington


Events - August 1 - 31

Surrealist Supper

Join Te Papa for an evening immersed in the world of Surrealist art, with a dinner that opens the door to an alternate reality. A stunning three-course meal and drink pairing compliments exclusive after-hours access to Te Papa’s latest exhibition, Surrealist Art: Masterpieces from museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. A tour by lead curator, Lizzie Bisley, will guide you through Europe’s Surrealist masterpieces.
Surrealist artists sought to shock, provoke, and delight.
From the dream-like to the uncanny, visitors are invited to delve into a fantastical world and enter a new kind of reality. This will be a night to remember.

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  • NFNut Free_possible
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Various times throughout August

Aug 03, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Aug 04, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Price: $250

Event enquiries: events1@tepapa.govt.nz

*This event has shared seating

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Wellington Food Stories Speaker Series

Join us at Te Papa's Te Marae Rongomaraeroa after work on Tuesdays for this year's instalment of our free Wellington Food Story Speaker Series, where we will hear from four immigrant communities that have shaped Wellington's food scene.
We will hear from
Tue 3 Aug - Lorenzo Bresolin of Scopa and 1154 on the history of the Italian community and the ongoing legacy the Bresolin name has on the Wellington Food Scene.

Tue 10 Aug - Esther Fung from the Wellington Chinese Association on the cookhouses providing the comfort of home cooking to a mainly bachelor community in Haining Street at the turn of the 20th century, and the influences on our dining scene from the diversity of more recent Chinese immigrants.

Tue 17 Aug - Andrew Economous of the Cypriot Community on Wellington's once-thriving, now almost forgotten Hellenic Mile.

Tue 24 Aug - Head of Mission Her Excellency Ms Nur Izzah Wong Mee Choo, High Commissioner for Malaysia on Wellington's love of Malaysian food.

    *Cannot cater to dietary requirements


Various times throughout August

Aug 03, 5:15pm - 5:45pm

Aug 10, 5:15pm - 5:45pm

Aug 17, 5:15pm - 5:45pm

Aug 24, 5:15pm - 5:45pm

Price: Free entry, pay on consumption

Event enquiries: info@wellingtononaplate.com

Burger - August 13 - 31

Can't Beat Belly On a Good Day

Preston's free range slow braised pork belly with beetroot, apple and mint slaw and Sriracha mayonnaise in a Brezelmania potato panko milk bun, with handcut herb potato wedges and mānuka honey smoked mayonnaise.

  • DFDairy Free_possible
  • GFGluten Free_possible
  • NFNut Free

Price: $20

Availability: Breakfast & Lunch