The original Treaty of Waitangi will be on display to the public tomorrow at Archives New Zealand in Wellington.

Entry is free and archivists will be giving talks about the origins and the history of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, 175 years to the day since its signing.

"Viewing the original nine sheets of the Treaty on what is a landmark anniversary of our national day adds to the special nature of the occasion," chief archivist Marilyn Little said.

"As the official guardian of New Zealand's public record, Archives New Zealand collects, stores and protects a range of material.


"Visitors are often surprised to see the Treaty in a climate-controlled environment and when they see the lengths taken to protect it, they have a real sense of reverence for Te Tiriti and the significance we place on our founding document," Ms Little said.

The Treaty can be viewed between 10am and 4pm on Waitangi Day at 10 Mulgrave St, Wellington.