Explore the Collection

The Tauranga Heritage Collection, comprised of over 30,000 objects, is rich with taonga important to Tauranga Moana and includes artefacts of national significance. The collection reflects substantial support from donors, volunteers and the wider Tauranga community over the past 50 years. 100+ objects are currently available to view online.


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Enter the words you wish to search for. For more specific results: you can search on a phrase "oil painting", include a word +tauranga, exclude a word -Maunganui, search on part of a word paint*. Please see the Help topic on the Search for more details on how to formulate your searches.