Become a member today

Support New Zealand’s heritage and enjoy great benefits and opportunities to explore our unique and wonderful places. Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is the leading heritage agency in New Zealand. Our members help provide vital funding for our heritage preservation work around the country, including caring for the many historic places we manage.

Membership during lockdown

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga members are our financial and moral lifeblood and your support of our work through membership and donations is crucial.  Now, more than ever, we need your support and understanding.

As you might expect at Alert Levels 3 and 4, the membership team is working from home so processing time for standard membership (new and renewing), magazine-only subscriptions and donations at this time may be a little slower than usual.  We regret that we cannot post cards and other materials to you until we are back in the office.  Mail delivery is also affected by the country's response to Covid-19 with restricting mail to essential services during lockdown.

Soft copies of many of our publications are available in the Resources section of our website. 

If you have not provided us with your email address or signed up to our monthly newsletter Heritage this Month, please just email our Membership Advisor on to securely provide your name and email address.  Read our Privacy Policy.

Member benefits

Members receive fantastic benefits that represent amazing value:

  • Our quarterly award-winning Heritage New Zealand magazine
  • Free normal admission to all 45 properties cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
  • 10% off merchandise at our properties and in our online shop
  • Exclusive discounts on a range of products and services from a range of providers and brands
  • Free (or reduced) admission* to over 1000 heritage places overseas
  • Monthly Members Club e-newsletter with content, event invitations and other goodies, just for members.

* Surcharges may apply for special events, exhibitions and the use of other amenities.  Parking is not included.

Read the full list of membership benefits can be found here.

Heritage New Zealand membership card
Whatever you're doing - home renovation or a day out - don't leave home without your card!

Find the membership type for you - or as a gift for someone else

Use this form to join online today as an individual, couple or family for one year or for life.  You can also gift a membership to a family member or friend. 

If you'd prefer to join or renew over the phone, please contact our Membership Advisor.   

For members resident in New Zealand:

  • Family (two adults at same address, and includes school-age children if you have any) $69
  • Individual $64
  • Joint Senior Citizen (retired, 60 years or over, plus one other person at same address) $50
  • Senior Citizen (retired person 60 years or over) $45
  • Student (full time) $45
  • Life $995
  • Joint Life (two adults at same address) $1295.

For members resident overseas:

  • Family (two adults at same address, and includes school-age children if you have any) NZD350
  • Individual NZD200

Memberships are also available for corporates/businesses, local authorities, libraries, iwi, and schools. Find out more about these organisational types of membership or contact our Membership Advisor for information.

Still reading and interested?  Become a member right now by joining online.

Fees valid as at 1 July 2021.

Contact us

Call us on +64 4 472 4341 or freephone 0800 802 010 (NZ only), email

Our postal address is:

Membership Services
Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
Freepost 3206
PO Box 2629
Wellington 6140
New Zealand.

Membership Services is open business days from 8.30am - 5.00pm.