Pataka Art + Museum

Pataka Art + Museum, Porirua: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Pataka Art + Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Pataka Art + Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
A museum and art gallery only 15 minutes north of Wellington, PATAKA is dedicated to celebrating our heritage & specialises in showcasing Maori, Pacific Island, New Zealand, Asian and international contemporary art & culture. PATAKA has five main galleries with over 14 major exhibitions annually. Enjoy a coffee at the cafe while relaxing beside our Japanese garden. Be inspired, stimulate your creativity or let us tempt you with a gift from our shop.
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JohnDeereQueen
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand52 contributions
An excellent place to visit!
Jun 2020
This is an excellent museum and art gallery for all ages. I highly recommend a visit! There is a children's play space, stunning art exhibitions which change regularly, very interesting local historical displays and high quality items for sale in the gallery. There is also a cafe on site which has friendly staff and a good selection of vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free items as well as the usual cafe items. The Porirua library with free wifi is also based in this building. Go check it out!!
Written July 1, 2020
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Tiptop707
5 contributions
Pataka feast for the eyes and stomach
Jan 2020 • Couples
Really learned alot from the informative exhibition featuring historic artefacts and facts from our past. A great place to learn about local history from a Maori perspective.

Every time I visit this gallery I am impressed with the range of exhibitions, the vibrancy and relevance of the place.

The cafe hums with lovely staff and fresh healthy food at fair prices.

Well worth putting a couple of hours aside for a visit.
Written January 8, 2020
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Eli B
Sydney, Australia3,697 contributions
This is the magic epicentre for Porirua
Oct 2019
This is the Mecca for art and history enthusiasts considering there’s heaps of competition in Wellington galleries , but none when showcasing contemporary Maori and Pacific arts
Written December 11, 2019
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Loulou0833
Wellington, New Zealand154 contributions
Its consistently bloody awesome!
Sep 2019 • Friends
I have to say this gallery and its exhibitions are one of my favorite in NZ, the space, the exhibition are fantastic and a real asset to the area. I had another really enjoyable visit today. A1
Written September 21, 2019
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deborah m
7 contributions
Small, fascinating and perfect.
Aug 2019 • Friends
This gallery is always my first place to visit when I am in Wellington. The current Te Rauparaha exhibition is stunning...includes THE stone anchor. WOW!!! Plus around the corner the history of the two harbours and my top favourite artists. Do not miss this place. Take the train to Porirua if you haven't got a car.
Written August 24, 2019
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walkingholiday
Porirua, New Zealand381 contributions
History abundance
Mar 2019 • Friends
I was especially delighted to view the anchor rock last month, very significant to have it on display and had the opportunity of touching it as well! The displays are always informative and with plenty of space to be able to enjoy the viewing. Gift shop is amazing, you could go crazy in there
Written March 21, 2019
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Murray P
Porirua, New Zealand437 contributions
Wide range of exhibitions
Jan 2019 • Friends
Some really interesting presentations here about the local history and some really odd presentations also. Always worth a visit though.
Written January 21, 2019
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Ethel R
Wellington, New Zealand102 contributions
Art Gallery-Indigenous Art
Aug 2018 • Couples
Fantastic art exhibition with range of displsys. Local information and display of Mana Island. Next the Fashionista Art collection, clothing repurposed and making statements about colonisation. Local Māori Art too. Then beautiful colour installation by Shannon Novsk. Plus a children’s interactive area. Amazing collection of art which s all free to visit 😊
Written September 7, 2018
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Paul R
Wellington, New Zealand13 contributions
A Hidden Gem
Jul 2018 • Solo
People associate Porirua with poverty and crime, but this is not true. Though there are a great number of low income people there ,it has an excellent Art Gallery and Museum It is well worth the fifteen minute drive from Wellington to see its exhibitions.
The shop is also excellent and only sells goods made in New Zealand. It is the ideal place to find unique souvenirs and gifts
Written July 10, 2018
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CNWgtnNZ
Wellington, New Zealand1,133 contributions
Nice culture with our coffee
Mar 2018 • Family
Right next to Cafe Kaizen there’s usually artworks to look at and near the shared entrance with the cafe and the library there is beautiful jewellery from leading NZ artists. I love looking there and browsing. They change their exhibitions often so there’s always something interesting to see.
Written March 11, 2018
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Pataka Art + Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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