National Museum and Art Gallery of Papua New Guinea

© The entrance to the National Museum with it's bookshop in the background.
Principal country concerned : Column : Fine arts, Heritage, Arts and crafts
WAIGANI DRIVE, INDEPENDENCE EVE (next to parliament house)
Papua New Guinea
Tel. : +675 325 2405 | +675 325 2018
Fax : +675 325 1779
Contact by email

About NMAG

Custodians of historical and cultural heritage of PNG

PNG National Museum and Art Gallery is a museum, cultural centre, gallery, library, archive, government department or ministry, government historic preservation office, interpretive centre, national park, national trust and statutory Body enacted by law.


Our collections are aesthetic master pieces of PNG's cultural and historical heritage including artefacts, paintings, war relics etc. We also have a range of educational programs intended for communicating this heritage to the public.

Number of items in the collection: more than 600 000

The collection contains items of the following types: Art, Heritage, Photography, Cultural or Ethnographic, Archaeological, Natural History (Animal Specimens, wet and dry), Plant or Botanical Specimens, Contemporary, Scientific or Technology, Maps and geographical or geological drawings, Audio/visual material, Books or Journals, Posters, Pamphlets, Documents or Paper-based items, Outdoor sculpture, art or monuments, war relics.

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 8.30am - 3.00pm
Saturdays: closed but opens upon requests
Sundays: 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Other times: can open after hours for special occassions

Group bookings: A nominal charge is imposed for opening during non opening hours
Locals: free
Visitors: free

Postal address:
PO BOX 5560
BOROKO NCD, Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

With the support of