The Waigani Museum’s founding collections were collected by First Administrator for British Papua, Sir William MacGregor, between 1889 and 1898.

Haus Independens

The current exhibition celebrates the achievement of independence and events spanning 36 years.

J.K. McCarthy Museum

A donation of 64 artefacts from McCarthy’s personal collection was the first collection of the Museum. The Museum now has a thriving collection of more than 6,000 objects.

Kokoda Track Museums

Built by the communities, the museums provide a dedicated space to display World War II artefacts collected from each local area. 

Culture enhances our quality of life

The PNG National Museum and Art Gallery [NMAG] was built in 1975 and opened to the public 1977. It houses artefacts from 22 provinces of the country. The earliest collection dates back to 1800’s by early administration of Papua Sir William MacGregor.

Events & Exhibitions

What’s on @ NMAG. Thank you for visiting the National Museum. Bookmark this section, as we are constantly updating this section with upcoming events and programs at the Museum.

Our Galleries

The Papua New Guinea National Museum and Art Gallery is the “spiritual house” for the rich natural, cultural and contemporary heritage of this country.

Friends of NMAG

The Friends of the Museum Association is intended to encourage friendship and partnership with the Museum in order to help drive awareness and funding in line with NMAG’s key objectives.

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