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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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Type: Museums
Fee: No
Owner description: Experience the whole of New Zealand in one building! Te Papa is New Zealand's bold, innovative and interactive national museum. Explore the great... more » Owner description: 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 every day from 10am to 6pm and until 9pm on Thursdays. General admission is free. « less
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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Keep an eye out for the temporary exhibitions, as they have some great ones. And I love the Britten motorbike!

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

On our grandchildren's recommendation, we visited this wonderful museum. The breadth and variety of clearly displayed exhibits is a credit. They kept us both entranced and interested for more than half a day. There is so much to see and do that several visits would be very valuable. Interactive displays, are valuable for all,but particularly children. We visited the children's... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Fantastic museum and IT'S FREE! The kids will love it as will the adults. All the history on NZ and so much more. Definately worth a visit.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

We popped in briefly to view the wearable art and the kiwiana movie. I was very surprised there was no cost to get in. A real bonus. I want to go back and explore more.

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Dodewaard
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Very good insight in the history of the Maori people and their culture. Beautiful exhibition with old and new pieces. Gives good information on the tales of the Maori and their musical tradition too.

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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Great exhibits, huge clean place. FREE WIFI! like for free no strings attached. Great friendly and knowledgeable staff there. Must go while in wellington...like multiple times.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I enjoy museums & art galleries, so this was entertaining as ever. I've visited Te Papa a couple times, though most recently was about 8 years ago. So it was good to see the newer exhibits.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Have been to Te Papa three times and have enjoyed it each time. Would recommend that you allow yourself plenty of time to see everything and enjoy one of the different visiting expeditions that they regularly have. Something here for all ages.

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Newcastle, NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

So many different aspects of New Zealand to find out about all set out in one place. Plenty of different approaches keep it interesting for everyone. Lots of interactive sections & screens and any staff I came across were willing & eager to offer assistance. Definitely worth a visit, maybe more than one as it's a big place to get... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

A wonderful attraction with so much variety there is something to interest everyone, especially the children. Best of all its free! Allow a few hours to spend here. There are lifts and also two different food outlets as well as free wifi in certain spots.

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