Puke Ariki's distinctive exterior is a city landmark.
Puke Ariki spans Ariki St in the centre of New Plymouth and can be accessed from St Aubyn and Brougham streets.
Open seven days a weekMonday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am-6pm. Wednesday 9am-9pm. Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 9am-5pm.Note: The library is closed public holidays. The entire complex is closed Christmas Day.
Phone: 06-759 6060 Fax: 06-759 6072
A STRIKING LANDMARK IN THE HEART OF NEW PLYMOUTH
Puke Ariki is a world-class knowledge centre where library, museum and visitor information are combined to tell the stories of Taranaki - past, present and future.
Setting an international benchmark in the delivery of information and heritage services, Puke Ariki attracts people of all ages and cultures through changing exhibitions, displays, collections, an award-winning website and interactive technology.
Puke Ariki is housed in a striking two-wing complex in the heart of the city. The New Plymouth i-SITE Visitor Information Centre is conveniently located inside the building’s main entrance, which is off St Aubyn Street.
Since its opening in 2003 Puke Ariki has won multiple awards for design, delivery, technology, innovation and architecture.
Puke Ariki is principally supported by New Plymouth District Council.Foundation partners
Search the extensive catalogue of books, online journals, CDs, DVDs ... more about Search the catalogue>
Find the unusual, surprising, mundane and the ordinary - all with a story to tell. more about Delve into the past>
Exhibitions, workshops, book signings and more - check out what's on at Puke Ariki. more about What's On>
For information on where to stay and what to do chat to the team at the i-SITE. more about Visitor Information>