IMPORTANT: Maintenance works notice

Kia Ora

The central section of Pātaka will be closed to the public from Tuesday 8 June, due to maintenance and strengthening work, but the rest of the building remains open to the public.

While this work is carried out, we won’t be taking any new bookings for the period of 8 June - 31 August 2021.

If you have a booking already in place, there may be some maintenance sound that may be heard from the various facility rooms around the building.

If you would like to submit a booking for September 2021 onwards, please use the online booking form. Currently all enquiries will be processed Monday to Thursday between the hours of 9am and 12pm until works are complete. We will be delighted to hear from you or show you the facilities at these times.

We apologies for the inconvenience.

Ngā mihi nui

Venues for hire

Downloadable Venues for Hire brochure

Click on the pdf below to download our Venues for hire brochure featuring info about each of our venues available for hire and other offerings (Gallery/exhibition tours, shop, Kaizen Cafe).

Pataka venues for hire brochure 2020

Venues for Hire brochure cover image

Galleries and other facilities

Opening hours


Atrium/spine open from: 9am - 5.30pm 

Galleries open from: 10am - 5pm


Atrium/spine open from: 9am - 4.30pm 

Galleries open from: 11am - 4.30pm


Parking is available for up to three hours when you visit Pātaka Art + Museum, Te Rauparaha Arena, or Porirua Library. Disabled carparking is available, with eight spaces - please display your mobility pass at all times.

Heading to Pātaka for a big event? Spaces can be limited and there might not be enough parks for everyone. You'll find free kerbside parking a few minutes’ away on Heriot Drive, Wi Neera Drive and Norrie Street. Car parks are free for up to two hours, but we'd hate for you to get a ticket so please make sure you check all the signs as parking is monitored. Porirua train station is only a five minute walk.

Parking Map

Smokefree policy

Pātaka is a smokefree building in line with the SmokeFree Environments Act 1990. This is to prevent the detrimental effect of smoking on the health of people in an enclosed public space. Public signage is featured throughout the building. Any violation of this policy could lead to patrons being removed from the premises.

Wifi & internet

We offer free PoriruaFree wifi access to all our customers at Pātaka and the Porirua City Centre Library while you are in the building. Please remember daily limits apply.


Cnr Parumoana & Norrie Streets
Porirua Wellington 5240
New Zealand
PO Box 50218


  • Wheelchair friendly galleries and bathrooms
  • 2 x wheelchairs available for use while visiting Pātaka, ask at reception on arrival for one or call ahead on (04)237 1511 and we can have one waiting for you when you arrive.
  • Baby change facilities


All exhibitions are free.

School visits are free for Porirua schools, or $2 per student for schools from outside Porirua.

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