Tea and tours

Date: Thursday 12 November 2020, 10am to 11am
Cost: Free, but please RSVP so that we whip up enough scones
Contact details: events.natlib@dia.govt.nz

Come along to the National Library for tea and scones, chat with our Ako (learning) team, view a short film with Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision, and enjoy a special highlights tour of our current exhibitions.

Morning tea and exhibition tours

Morning tea and exhibition tours. Join us to learn more about the National Library of New Zealand over morning tea, watch a screening from Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision, take a tour of Aotearoa’s three founding documents in the He Tohu exhibition and explore new exhibition ‘Precious’ with our staff.

Watch remarkable and rare footage

Take a look back at our rich history with ‘Ngā wai e rua: Stories of Us’. This special compilation explores encounters between Māori and non-Māori dating back to 1901.

A range of remarkable and rarely seen footage from the vaults of Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision are covered in this rich and fascinating 45-minute programme. From the first filmed encounter between Māori and British Royals to footage of the 1975 Land March, these items evoke a strong sense of the shared stories and rich dual histories of Aotearoa New Zealand.

These special recordings come from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision – Aotearoa New Zealand’s Archive of Film, Television and Sound. They collect, preserve, care for and share the audiovisual taonga of Aotearoa so that our nation’s stories are never lost. We look forward to having you here.

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 group of people doing a tour of He Tohu and looking at some of the Treaty of Waitangi sheets.
Looking at the Treaty with a guide at the He Tohu exhibition.