The Past and the Curious

Get a close-up look at items that are normally locked away, through entertaining show-and-tell talks with Tauranga City Library Heritage Specialists.

On the 1st Wednesday of the month from 1:15-2pm in Ngā Wāhi Rangahau/Research Collections on the first floor of Tauranga Library.

Free, no booking necessary.

Upcoming talks:

Wednesday 7 April

Seeds of our Library: 150 years of engaging with the community 

As we celebrate 150 years of libraries in Tauranga, we invite you to a special library-themed talk. How has the library changed over the years? How has it served the community? What are some of the challenges it’s faced along the way? These questions, and more, will be answered through an exploration of original material from the library’s archive.  

Wednesday 5 May

Tauranga War Memorial Gates 1921-2021

In the lead up to the centenary of the Tauranga War Memorial Gates, join Fiona Kean from the Tauranga Heritage Collection as she discusses the characters and conflict behind their construction and reveals the stories of the soldiers who appear - and don't appear - on its columns. There will also be an opportunity for you to share your ideas on how the centenary could be commemorated.


Exhibition: Seeds of our Library

9 March–8 June at Tauranga Library

Please join us for the Exhibition Opening on Wednesday, 7 April at 12.45pm followed by a special Past & the Curious presentation at 1.15pm

Last Reviewed: 11/03/2021

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