Visit the Puke Ariki Library & Museum

Are you looking for somewhere to bring the family for a day out in New Plymouth? Why not come and visit Puke Ariki! Puke Ariki is an integrated knowledge hub that is made up of a museum, library, research centre, museum store and i-SITE for a visitor experience that is like no other! Add the museum to your stack today!

Where can I find the Puke Ariki Museum?

The museum can be found in the centre of New Plymouth, just across from the coastal walkway and Len Lye Wind Wand.

Puke Ariki is a place where people come together and there is always a place for everyone. Puke Ariki is a place of wonder, excitement, discovery and adventure. The aim at Puke Ariki is to inspire creativity and help enrich people’s lives by promoting the history and heritage of Taranaki and connecting locals and visitors to new ideas and other cultures from around the world!

Also, a part of the museum is the Arborio Restaurant and Daily News Cafe! The Arborio Restaurant is located in the foyer of the museum and overlooks the stunning New Plymouth walkway and is the perfect place to enjoy a coffee or meal after exploring the museum! The Daily News Cafe can be found on the first floor of the library and comes equipped with comfy seats and a huge collection of magazines to help unwind in a cosy atmosphere!

  • Free entry for all parts of the museum
  • Open every day from 10 am to 5 pm
  • Paid car park can be found underneath the museum
  • Full disabled access for visitors

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