The New Zealand Portrait Gallery helps educate via outreach and education programmes to schools and tertiary institutions. 

We also provides frequent seminars, lecture series, musical events and theatrical events associated with exhibitions. Keep an eye out on our future events page for up to date information on current programming. 

Ruby Eade with Kapiti Primary School students, visiting the New Zealand Portrait Gallery as part of the 150 Buses Project. Photo credit: Neil Mackenzie

School Groups

We welcome visits from schools (from pre-schools to university) and education groups including professional development visits for educators.

We usually work with groups of up to 15 students; adult supervision is required at all times. Students’ behaviour safety and security are the responsibility of the visiting teacher.

To book your school group in for a programme contact -

Audience Engagement

Melissa McNulty

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Tours and Groups

We welcome visits from groups, if you would like assistance from one of our gallery staff contact our Audience Engagement officer here