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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 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fee: No
Description: 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 every day from 10am to 6pm and until 9pm on Thursdays. General admission is free.
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We visited on the Easter School Holidays whilst on our cruise to New Zealand, so it was a little busy that day. Overall it is a fabulous Museum. I would recommend a visit if you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We visited on the Easter School Holidays whilst on our cruise to New Zealand, so it was a little busy that day. Overall it is a fabulous Museum. I would recommend a visit if you are ever in Wellington. A good time to visit if the weather is also not good, which it was not when we were there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The variety of exhibits and attention to detail.The 75th anniversary of Air New Zealand was well worth viewing. Cafes, restaurant plenty of toilets and places to relax as you view the Museum. Free entry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit, it costs nothing to get in.Plenty to see.Quite a lot of seating around when you get weary.Good cafe on the ground floor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The entry is free and there is free Wifi, what else needs budget traveler?! The hole museum is amazing. Perfect on a rainy day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I wish I could be reviewing the Gallipoli exhibition which opened on Saturday at Te Papa, but when I got there at 10:30 am on Sunday, the queue was already 2 hr long! Volunteers marshalling the crowd were advising locals to come back in a few weeks/months - it is on for 3 years! Instead we visited the Air New... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

This is a very "hands on" museum. The museum is full of historical items with everything arranged for children and adults alike. This is a museum about New Zealand that captures the moment like none others. Take a moment and read ahead about what you will want to see. But, whatever you do, GO!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We visited for the opening of the Gallipolli exhibition and were not disappointed. The museum was very busy but it was a weekend at the end of the school holidays and it was still easy to see everything. The quality of the exhibits is something that New Zealand can be proud of. Wonderful for all ages!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The very best museum in New Zealand. Unfortunately, we arrived late in the afternoon and could only spend a couple hours there. It was very crowded, the exhibits were excellent, the staff was knowledgeable and friendly and the best of all is that is was FREE!!!! Wish we had more time to spend there. DON'T MISS IT!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

interesting and interactive, but the exhibitions could be organised slightly clearer in the architectonically pleasant museum. a must for all wellington visitors!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Plenty to keep the whole family entertained and the layout encourages exploration. There are often themed entertainment exhibitions on at different times of the year. An iconic landmark that Wellington is justifiably proud of.

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