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Pataka Art & Museum

Only 15 minutes’ drive north of Wellington, Pataka is the cultural heart of Porirua City. Pataka has developed a world-class reputation for celebrating our heritage and showcasing the best in contemporary Maori, Pacific Island, New Zealand, Asian and international arts and culture. Attracting over 160,000 visitors each year, Pataka has five main galleries with more than 14 major exhibitions annually. Pataka’s main galleries promote our stories and offer the opportunity to experience the highest quality of art and the heritage of many cultures. Enjoy a coffee and wonderful food at Café Kaizen while relaxing beside our traditional Japanese garden. Be inspired, stimulate your creativity or be tempted with a gift from the gift shop.

‘Pataka’ translates to ‘a storage place for precious things’.

Essentials Open: Mon – Sat 10am – 4:30pm, Sun 11am – 4:30pm Price: Free

12 Norrie St, Porirua 5022, New Zealand
+64 4 237 1511