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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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Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Wed 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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The exhibits at Te Papa are ever changing so one cannot see all. Allow a day at least. There is a very good coffee bar and a restaurant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The exhibits at Te Papa are ever changing so one cannot see all. Allow a day at least. There is a very good coffee bar and a restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Make sure you visit Te Papa in Wellington and particularly the WWI display. It is amazing and very moving. it will be there until 2018 I think so you have plenty pf time to go. The Air NZ exhibition was very interesting also. You need to allow plenty of time to do justice to a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The Te Papa Museum is a must see for all people with exhibits that embrace both Maori and European views of the land, environment and people of New Zealand. I was amazed at the spaciousness of it all and the guide who met us at our coach and showed us around was not only very knowledgeable and friendly but quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

You might think this is just another museum visit, but on the day I went, there was an awesome exhibition on the gallipoli war done by weta studios, which was transfixing. All exhibits have very graphic information. Great place to spend a couple hours :)

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's a huge museum, displays are good but in some areas it look like they run out of stuff to display? It was free on the day we went. I would never go back. It's not my kind of thing I guess.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is a fantastic place to spend the whole day! Te Papa's a good way to experience art, science, history, culture, and nature of New Zealand for first time visitors. The Gallipoli exhibits are so well designed that you mustn't miss such a great experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Really amazing displays, well done exhibits and interesting history and natural pieces to see. I loved the art gallery, the earthquake simulator and the natural history sections. Very awesome, free museum!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Always a pleasure to visit. Thought the Air New Zealand exhibition was a little average, considering the hype. Gallipolli was outstanding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Te Papa is like the Smithsonian Institution of the US on a smaller scale. This is probably the best place to get an introduction to the history, culture, and nature of New Zealand for first time visitors. We have been to Wellington four times (from the US) and visit Te Papa every time we come. The current Gallipoli exhibit is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Honestly, to do this museum justice, you need to spend the ENTIRE day or come more than once. This is a wonderful museum for kids and adults alike - something for everyone. Where else can you marvel the natural world of giant squids and other animals, learn about the Maori culture and evolution of immigrants to this island, understand the... More 

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