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Very interesting displays on the main floor

There are currently three interesting displays on the main floor. One of them is about the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandy5259
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Vancouver, Canada
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A surprising treat

We ducked in to avoid the rain and was pleasantly surprised. The treaty and suffragette exhibit was... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
N7394JRcindyb
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South Jordan, Utah
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are currently three interesting displays on the main floor. One of them is about the agreements between the Maori people and the British government and ends with a description and photographs of the petition for women’s suffrage in New Zealand. Another display is on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sandy5259
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We ducked in to avoid the rain and was pleasantly surprised. The treaty and suffragette exhibit was interesting and informative. They looked to have a lively, inviting cafe and the gift shop was stocked with thoughtful, unique things I hadn't seen elsewhere.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank N7394JRcindyb
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Free entry. Interesting exhibition on a part of NZ history with the treaty (the actual one is displayed (though it has several parts)). Take an open mind with you. The suffragette display was something I hadn't seen before and knew little about.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank WayneK160
Reviewed 7 March 2018

First half of review is on Passchendaele exhibition. Scroll down for GENERAL INFO. For the World War I centenary, you can see The Great War Exhibition at the Dominion Museum and "Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War" at the Te Papa Museum. Both are the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank CarolDM1900
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Was staying nearby so dropped by on the way past. Free entry. Helpful staff. Very good cafe in the foyer area for coffee or meals.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank michaelcV7805BD
Reviewed 19 January 2018

An absolute Must Do - The Treaty of Waitangi on display and incredible knowledgeable staff explaining the document, sooooooooooooo glad we visited and a whole new understanding for us all. Womens Suffragette exhibition just so so moving - the journey to be the first country...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 67arda
Reviewed 15 October 2017

If you are in Thorndon anyway ( as we were for a farmers market in St Paul's carpark) it's worth popping in. It opens at the reasonable hour of 9am mon to sat. The staff are very friendly and helpful, its free and the exhibition...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank qofdnz
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

This is not like the national library in DC, decked out in art and with books in view of the public. Most of the library is closed to the public and used for research which, fair enough, but not what I was expecting. The ground...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank X7938SZmariaf
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

As a visitor to Wellington I would totally recommend visiting the National Library. The recently opened exhibition gives a new perspective on the Treaty of Waitangi and amazing to see the way our founding document is now on display for all to see. The woman's...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Margreet S
Reviewed 25 April 2017

The only thing to actually visit in the Library when I went inside was the current special exhibition on maps of New Zealand. It was alright, with a few very intricate ones and ones with novelty value like one showing the extent of light from...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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