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Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa)

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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...more
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55 Cable St, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+91 88002 37808
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Reviewed yesterday

A place that combined with history, heritage and modern arts. For people from all walks of life, whether you're a new zealander or foreigner. It is a place filled with fun and valuable experience.

Thank James_connect
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Museum of New Zealand "Te Papa" is the best place to find out all you need to know about New Zealand. One floor focusses on its discovery by the first Maori to the present. Imaginative displays and artifacts including a village, war canoes and...More

Thank Carole P
Reviewed 3 days ago

We primarily went to see the Gallipoli Exhibition this time, what an amazing exhibition, it draws you in to an experience that is so moving and at times emotionally overwhelming. Do not miss it. Seeing the story of Hame Grace one of my ancestors made...More

Thank wendy1811027
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We spent an hour or two here and particularly enjoyed the war exhibition. Entry is free so it is well worth a visit if you’re in Wellington.

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 3 days ago

A must visit for any visitor to wellington, covering history, culture, and folklore, and even amazing art. well set our and designed, helpful staff and you can break up the day with a snack or meal ta one of the two cafes.

Thank Janice D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent, fun, educative, entertaining, etc for all ages. Admission is free. Length of visit: from as quick as 2 hours to full day (or more). Must see if you visit Wellington.

Thank Irene L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This exhibition is wonderfully moving tribute to the sacrifices of the New Zealand soldiers during the First World War. It is a must-see for all New Zealanders and Australians.

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my moko here when they were younger and they really enjoyed it. But when we went back recently there was hardly anything for them to explore. The new layout means you have to lineup to get into different spaces they weren't patient enough...More

1  Thank T3urumana0
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a museum, free entrance. The NZ history is explained there, with many documents and objects coming from the past. I found very exciting to read the three articles of “the treaty of Waitangi”, where the Chiefs of the tribes agreed with the Queen...More

Thank sempreingiro1979
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m not a huge museum person however I’ll tell you what. The war exhibit was incredible, amazing detail in some of the art works and it really made everything come to life. We didn’t spend long there but you could loose yourself for the good...More

Thank Cameron C
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23 December 2016|
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Response from stuart12262 | Reviewed this property |
No the website says closed on Christmas Day.
23 December 2016|
Response from stuart12262 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Just checked website and it says closed on Christmas Day. Worth visiting if you have time.
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)