Opening hours

Tennyson Street panels

Te Ara Ātea is located on Tennyson Street in Rolleston's town centre. You will spot the stunning panels and asymmetrical shape of the district’s new centrepiece; a feat of modern architecture.

Find a map and information on parking and public transport here.

Hāora tuwhera / opening hours

Rāhina – Monday  9am–6pm

Rātu – Tuesday  9am–6pm

Rāapa – Wednesday  9am–6pm

Rāpare – Thursday  9am–8pm

Rāmere – Friday  9am–6pm

Rāhoroi – Saturday  10am–4pm

Rātapu – Sunday  10am–4pm


Te Ara Ātea is a treasure trove bursting with stories. From an extensive selection of books and reference material to museum-style exhibits telling the stories of the Selwyn district, its landscape, history and communities.

Our team can’t wait to show you around. Book a tour now to see and hear the secrets of the building.