Tea and tours


Morning tea with our Ako (learning) team, a screening of Wellington as we were by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, followed by tours of the Trouble in Paradise and He Tohu exhibitions.

Morning tea and exhibition tours

Join us for a new edition of Tea and tours!

Morning tea with our Ako team while enjoying a screening of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision’s Wellington as we were.

Rarely seen footage

This nostalgic compilation features unique and recently preserved footage of Wellington — from the seat of Government to ‘the coolest little capital’. Covering the period from 1900 to 1966, a real highlight of this compilation is the rarely seen footage from the 1940 Centennial Exhibition in Rongotai.

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

Personalised exhibition tour

Then follow us for a personalised tour of Trouble in Paradise, and our permanent exhibition He Tohu.

Book for your spot

Ensure that you book so we whip enough scones! For your spot email us events.natlib@dia.govt.nz

Check before you come

Due to COVID-19 some of our events can be cancelled or postponed at very short notice. Please check the website for updated information about individual events before you come.

For more general information about National Library services and exhibitions have look at our COVID-19 page.

A man and woman driving in an open-top car past the ocean.
Screenshot from Toehold on a Harbour. 1966. Reference F1687. Courtesy of Archives New Zealand Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga.