He Tohu is a permanent exhibition of 3 iconic constitutional documents that shape Aotearoa New Zealand. The documents are He Whakaputanga — Declaration of Independence, Te Tiriti o Waitangi — Treaty of Waitangi, and the Women’s Suffrage Petition — Te Petihana Whakamana Pōti Wahine.
E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā iwi o te ao.
Nei rā te mihi ki a koutou, nau mai, haere mai ki te whakāturanga hou nei a He Tohu.
E kore ngā taonga nei e rangatira, ki te noho wahangu,
Nō reira, haere mai koe, piki mai koutou ki He Tohu.
Welcome and thank you for visiting the new exhibition He Tohu.
Without people to talk about them, without people to care for them, these taonga will be silenced.
We welcome you warmly and invite you to enjoy He Tohu.
Visit He Tohu
Admission is free.
9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday.
Free guided experience every day at 12.30pm.
At the National Library on Molesworth and Aitken Streets in Wellington.Plan your visit
The story of the documents
Explore He Tohu
He Tohu is a permanent exhibition of three iconic constitutional documents that shape Aotearoa New Zealand.
9 July to 21 July
He Tohu school holiday fun
Bring your tamariki to the National Library these holidays to take part in art activities in the He Tohu kids area. Or take a family friendly tour of He Tohu to learn about the documents which help shape Aotearoa. Enjoy coffee and kai from HOME café. More...