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Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa)

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Address: 55 Cable St, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Phone Number: +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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As a "Museum of New Zealand", naturally the greatest emphasis is upon its Maori Culture foremost, with some additional (predominantly geophysical) attractions. At the time of our... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a "Museum of New Zealand", naturally the greatest emphasis is upon its Maori Culture foremost, with some additional (predominantly geophysical) attractions. At the time of our visit, there was an excellent Gallipoli (WW I) display, which made the visit all the worth while.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went there on a rainy day and spent a number of hours walking around a lot of the exhibits. Some that stood out were the World War 1 and the one showing the natural history of New Zealand. The WW1 exhibit was very informative and well presented. The models they used for some of the people they focused on... More 

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Great exhibits very educational and child friendly Wide variety and very interesting exhibits.______

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Wow, quite the place; very large but beautifully laid out. Do go through the WWI exhibit(s); moving and informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

From top to bottom, this place is so special, varied and wonderful. The Viewing Terrace on 6 looks out on Wellington’s magnificent harbour. Level 5 has the Te Papa store whose unique products from their collection of artists, authors and craftsmen helps fund Te Papa. Level 4 houses a children’s interactive area, an unparalleled World of Maori exhibits and stories... More 

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One of the best museums I have visited and it is free. Beautifully set out and covering many different and cultural themes. I particularly liked the World War One and Maori themed areas.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An impressive building. We enjoyed a coffee in the cafe. The WW1 exhibit is profoundly moving. After spending time walking through that area, we did not have enough emotion to continue seeing more!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Gallipoli experience has to be seen, takes over an hour & you feel you are there with the troops, an frw hours to see New Zealands history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You could lose yourself in this museum for hours. The exhibition on Gallipoli is one of the most moving I've seen in years. The larger than life models of the soldiers are eerily realistic and really bring home the impact of this war on individuals. Fascinating and thought provoking at the same time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best ever says my husband. This beautiful interactive museum on the harbor is fabulous. My husband is not a museum guy but he loved the geology and Maori exhibits. Not sure but you might have to pay for the Gallipoli exhibit. It could be disturbing for children but its very compelling.

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