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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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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Guided Tour
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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
+64 4-381 7000
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Reviewed yesterday

Te Papa has something for everybody. I specifically went to see the Gallipolli exhibition. I was blown away from the moment I walked through the doors. The detail and story telling was just fantastic. I felt very emotional towards the end. A must see for...More

Thank RachieBabe B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Usually museums are boring, not this one. It has a lot of interactive activities and kids areas. The Gallipoli exhibition is breathtaking, the work Weta Cave did is out of this world and the realism of the soldier sculptures is something I've never seen before

Thank DeborahMello
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Some amazing work has been put into this exhibit depicting the efforts of the New Zealand army during the First World War in Gallipoli. A must see if you're in Wellington!

Thank Tim B
Reviewed yesterday

Great displays, get a a better understanding of Maori culture and the pacific islands. Visit the colonial squid. See kiwi's!. Great afternoon walking around.

Thank TravellingTracey01
Reviewed 2 days ago

My 3rd visit but 1st in 9 years, place was clean, tidy, modern looking & plenty of helpful staff, went to the terrace & on the garden walk. Gallopi exhibition was stunning & so life like , almost upsetting . Was disappointed the chrildrens area...More

Thank marrekach
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Was really impressed with the Gallipoli exhibit and the other exhibits was looking forward to seeing the art exhibit but sadly it was not open

Thank michellelI1074HP
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Have been to Te Papa on a number of occasions but have never had tinlme to see the Gallipoli exhibition because of the long queues. Today we got to see it. Wow its amazing. The models by Weta workshop are beyond belief and the coherence...More

Thank Clara N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An incredibly moving experience to see the Gallipoli exhibition. The attention to detail was so lifelike that you almost felt you were there. Well worth seeing

Thank chrishight1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Only spent a couple of hours in the stunning museum, but will definitely go back to spend another few hours when we return to Wellington. The Gallipoli Exhibition was incredibly well done, informative, moving, & interactive - perfect for all ages. An absolute must do...More

Thank robynchappell
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went along because we were given great reviews. It is an ok museum a lot of space with not much in it. Not sure I would rush back.

Thank 622suziej
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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)