Kia ora koutou katoa - Welcome
Te Ahu Museum collects, cares for and keeps alive the precious histories and stories of our region
Te Hiku o Te Ika – The Far North.
Explore the Collection
Browse our collection online.
Welcome / Kia ora koutou katoa
Te Ahu Museum in Kaitaia hosts a remarkable collection that illuminates the stories and histories of the Far North District (Te Hiku o te Ika) of New Zealand.
Treasures among the pre-European Mãori collection include pounamu, early carvings and the 500 year-old skeletal remains of the extinct kuri (Polynesian dog). Other major themes are gum digging and the Dalmatians, kauri gum and timber, early shipwrecks and missionary pioneers.
The museum has a large archives collection – documents, journals, newspapers, maps and photographs from the extensive Northwood Collection. It is the proud home of the first European item left in New Zealand, the mighty de Surville anchor.
Services include research assistance, educational and group visits.
What’s On / Whakangahau
Te Ahu museum regularly hosts exhibitions and events.
Explore the Collection / Rapua
Browse the entire collection of artifacts online.
Open Monday to Friday
Winter: 10.30am to 4.30pm
Summer: 8.30am to 4.30pm
Museum entry is by donation.
Te Ahu Museum
cnr South Rd & Matthews Ave
30A South Road, Kaitaia 0410
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 09 408 9457
Museum Curator: Whina Te Whiu