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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
+64 4-381 7000
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Reviewed yesterday

This was my 3rd trip to Te Papa and every time I go there is something new worth seeing. The Gallipoli exhibition was quite surreal and emotional by the end. The human statues were amazing the detail was so real worth the visit just to...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Te Papa is a MUST visit every time we go to Wellington, and as it is often wet and windy there, a warm dry place with plenty of interest is quite helpful. There are always new exhibitions, this time we say the Toi Art displays...More

Thank Andy H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Te Papa is a place I used to take my children on visits to Wellington every school holidays. We never had enough time to see everything and always found a new nook and cranny to explore. This time, on my own, I had a look...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We were recommended to visit this museum and were told we could easily spend a whole day there. Unfortunately we did not have all that time, but we did go into the Gallipoli exhibition - "The scale of our war". We spent nearly 2 hours...More

Thank Dianne F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Simply amazing, With the Anzac memorial exhibit still being there so glad to be able to show my wife, But just in general the whole building and everything els about New Zealand art and crooked earth. And all for free :) Will go again when...More

Thank rubovski88
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are interested in war or the Maori people, then the museum holds two of the best exhibitions I’ve seen in a long time. The Maori exhibition is really beautiful. And the war exhibition is beyond what I had expected, with a lot of...More

Thank Michal L
Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is free to enter and very worth your time and energy. The current Gallipoli exhibition is excellent and very moving. There is art and history and I came across children performing the hacka (not sure how you spell that but the dance thing...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

The exhibit on world war 1 was outstanding. Gallipoli, The scale of our war was very moving. It is a must see. The best thing about museums in New Zealand is that they are all FREE. They had good exhibits on New Zealand history and...More

Thank Patty W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Sadly some of the old and brilliant parts have been removed! The Gallipoli was excellent; the Immigrant part not nearly as good as it used to be.

Thank Isabel S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visit Te Papa every time we’re in Wellington. As it’s name suggests it really does feel as though it’s “our place”. This time we wanted to see Peter Jackson’s Gallipoli exhibition and were definitely not disappointed. The thorough research and painstakingly accurate models were...More

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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)