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Tours of Archives New Zealand

Archives New Zealand Repository

Have you ever wanted to learn about the secrets and treasures of Archives New Zealand? The Wellington office provides a range of tours and visits for those who would like to find out what we do, and the kinds of records we hold.

These range from self-guided visits to view the Treaty of Waitangi, to 'behind-the-scenes' guided tours and on-site presentations for larger groups. Guided tours are free of charge and take about 30 minutes to one hour.

To find out more about the types of tours we offer, or to book a tour of the Wellington office please use our online booking form.

You are welcome to visit the Constitution Room (Wellington office) during normal opening hours. These self-guided visits are ideal for school groups below Year 13, which are accompanied by their teacher, or for individuals and small groups.

The Constitution Room houses some of our nation’s most important documents, including the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi, the Declaration of Independence and the 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition. All bags and cameras need to be left with security or in the lockers provided.

To prevent clashes, we ask that large groups visiting the Constitution Room (such as schools) use the online booking form.

Regional office tours

To arrange a tour to one of our regional offices please email the relevant regional archivist: