Haere mai.

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.

A declaration.
A treaty.
A petition.

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


For teachers


Explore He Tohu

He Tohu is a permanent exhibition of three iconic constitutional documents that shape Aotearoa New Zealand.

Upcoming events

6 February

Waitangi Day at He Tohu: see the original Tiriti o Waitangi and enjoy a hāngī lunch

Family friendly te reo and English guided experiences of He Tohu will be offered on the hour throughout Waitangi Day from 10am with the last tour being held at 4pm.

15 February

He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni: The Declaration of Independence of New Zealand

In this conversation, Dame Claudia Orange and Morgan Godfery will discuss He Whakaputanga/The Declaration of Independence and Te Tiriti o Waitangi with chair Carwyn Jones.