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Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa)

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55 Cable St, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-381 7000
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Experience the whole of New Zealand in one building! Te Papa is New Zealand's bold, innovative and interactive national museum. Explore the great treasures and stories of this country, its unique natural environment, Maori culture and taonga (treasures), dynamic art heritage, and its fascinating history. Te Papa is located on Wellington's spectacular waterfront. Open 10am to 6pm every day except Christmas Day. General admission is free.
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55 Cable St, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

We walked along the waterfront to the museum. Housed in a lovely modern building. The displays were excellent. Enjoyed the Gallipoli display, and also the earthquake display. The earthquake display inside the small hut was so realistic as we had experienced the Newcastle earthquake many...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic Gallipoli event. Wonderful national art gallery 're establishment'.Just as good as ever. Don't miss this museum.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I would have liked to have more information about culture and traditions in the maori area. I was expecting much more. Staff very nice.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

When we arrived in Wellington it was raining hard (surprise, surprise) so we decided that an indoor option was best and the Te Papa museum was recommended to us. Entry is free but the building which has about 6 floors is huge and has a...More

Thank Peter R
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm sure you should know by now that the museum itself is wonderful with plausible variety of exhibits that you should definitely visit. However, I was left slightly turned off when I bought a souvenir from the main gift shop on the 1st floor. Upon...More

Thank Wiliam S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you stop in Wellington, Te Papa is definitely a place to visit. You will find numerous exhibitions on all the history of New Zealand with a very diverse set of collections (WWI, Settlement, Maori culture, Contemporary art...). As we were not prepared for such...More

Thank Taonel
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Te Papa Museum is like no other that I have visited. It has such huge variety, from the Geology of the Country, to the Flora & Fauna (They even have a preserved body of a Giant Squid), to the Colonisation and history of the people...More

Thank Gary W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm so glad I visited this Gallipoli exhibition when in Wellington. Its awesome and requires time to really appreciate it. It stayed with me for quite a while afterwards. Fabulous and moving.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is new and in the heart of Wellington. It is mainly focused on the native Maori people. It has a very comprehensive display of the migration and lives of these people. It has replicas of their housing and their canoes. Many artifacts are...More

Thank FDM-Virginia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent . Certainly a must when visiting Wellington. Something for everyone to see . Check out the Toitoi art displays now on show .

Thank Robert H
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elf21
23 December 2016|
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Response from stuart12262 | Reviewed this property |
No the website says closed on Christmas Day.
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elf21
23 December 2016|
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Response from stuart12262 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Just checked website and it says closed on Christmas Day. Worth visiting if you have time.
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bkph
28 October 2016|
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Response from Linda J | Reviewed this property |
Personally I would advise Zealandia (nature reserve) and a visit to Weta workshops (this co does fabulous movie set work and the tour is great)
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