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Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa)

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Address: 55 Cable St, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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+64 4-381 7000
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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Experience the whole of New Zealand in one building! Te Papa is New...

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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Amazing museum

Fantastic museum with very innovative and interesting exhibitions for all ages. Great cafes and bookshop too. One of our favourites globally.

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Fantastic museum with very innovative and interesting exhibitions for all ages. Great cafes and bookshop too. One of our favourites globally.

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Callington, United Kingdom
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As a couple in our early 30's, museums tend to not be at the top of our agenda for a day out but as we were on a group trip we went along with what the rest of our group wanted to do. One of our friends had been before and said it was well worth a visit but I... More 

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Visited the museum to specifically visit the Gallipoli Exhibition. We're there for the 10am opening which we would recommend as there was a big queue for the exhibit when we left an hour later. Amazing and engaging exhibition. Modern accessible building in a great location. Friendly staff.

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Visited here with the family and had a great afternoon out. Special mention must go to the Gallipoli exhibition. This is simply ASTONISHING! The level of attention is utterly breath taking! Its obvious that a lot of time, effort and aroha has been invested in to the exhibition, in line with the ultimate sacrifice paid by so many! Also, check... More 

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This was an amazing experience. It gave me an understanding of the life and hardship the Soldiers endured. Although focus was on several individuals, it could have been any of the Soldiers that fought there in Gallipoli or in other wars that New Zealand Men and Women participated in. My Father was sent to Egypt and Italy in the Second... More 

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I would have liked to spend more time here. One hour got me about half way through the ANZAC Galipoli exhibition. Well worth seeing!

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Thank jill j
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There was only currently 2 exhibitions going at the time: Gallipoli and the Bug Exhibition as well as the other small animal one that is always running. Excellent sights and gift shop very cheap. Although It would be great if they had more exhibitions e.g Air NZ 75 Years

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Guisborough, England, United Kingdom
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My wife and I were told that Te Papa is a must see and everyone was right. We went early for a short queue to the Gallipoli exhibit. I was surprised by the power and emotional effect it had on us both reading the stories and beginning to understand the bravery of the Anzac forces in what was ultimately an... More 

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Be sure to check this museum out. The entry is free and the inventory is amazing. All the displays are well presented and there is ample space to move around even when busy.

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The exhibition describes the Gallipoli campaign through the experiences of several individuals and is very effective. The stories are well told and highly evocative, and the exhibits are well described.

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