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Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa)

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 via mobile

Interesting day. Some displays lighting is poor so hard for old eyes to read especially Māori exhibits. Also some areas congested with people .... in hindsight maybe a guided tour would be wiser.

Thank annoyf
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There is a reason this museum is rated the number 1 attraction in New Zealand. We went on a 1 hour general introduction tour which really cut down the immensity of the museum for us. Highly recommend doing this. Cost is around $15 & tour...More

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Reviewed yesterday

An imaginatively designed museum with an emphasis on New Zealand and the environment. Much to see of Maori and Islander history and culture.

Thank olderromantic
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well worth a visit. We were only in Wellington for three days but this was on our list. Very interesting for us Brits to learn the history of NZ. Very well set out and easy to walk round. Definitely should visit

Thank louiseandfamily
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There are many aspects to this islands country that are not obvious, including the relationship between British settlers and Maori natives. The museum offers insights into native culture not available elsewhere

Thank amosesq
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a really well thought through museum to introduce you to the geography, history and people of NZ. I found the exhibits on the NZ wars and sociological and cutural exhibits on Level 4 particularly interesting, explaining much more about the history and culture...More

Thank Jamie W
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I have visited Te Papa a number of times. This time it was to see the Gallipoli exhibition. VERY moving, very informative. Based on the stories of individual officers, men, doctors and nurses. The massive models are gobsmacking. Not to be missed.

Thank Stickchukker
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Te Papa Museum was one of the best museums I have ever visited. Its hard to know where to start, but the Galippoli display was brilliant - my son learnt a lot about the war simply from this short time. The giant Squid was out...More

Thank Nick W
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I am so pleased we managed to see the Gallipoli exhibit. An incredibly moving audio visual feast, including original stereoscopic pictures, larger than life models really draw you in to an experience everyone should see. I have included several pictures that I found the most...More

Thank RichandGil
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I came here for the ANZAC exhibition and didn’t leave disappointed. A very touching memorial to our war heroes, a must see in Welly.

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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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