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

20 February

Te Hono ki Aotearoa: The Link to Aotearoa

A fascinating film that follows the journey of a waka taua (ceremonial canoe) hewn from a 600-year-old kauri and ceremonially gifted, on permanent loan, to the Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden, Holland.

28 February

Fight for suffrage and the Empire

Jane Tolerton explores how the feminist 1890s fuelled female ambition and how this was expressed in the fight for suffrage and in the 1914–1918 war.​