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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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Ranked #2 of 146 Attractions in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Excellent very interesting allow yourself plenty of time. Found the guides very helpful. Enjoyed being able to have a snack/drink once we had had a good look around

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

This place is a classic outing for my family. Heaps of info, great rides amd shows, mostly free, exciting and good for school trips.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

This is an outstanding museum, with free entry and exceptional permanent exhibitions. The whole floor dedicated to Maori and Islander culture and history is absolutely not to be missed. Set aside quite a few hours for your visit and don't miss it!

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

A lot of fantastic indoor and outdoor exhibits. A place enjoyed by visitors of all ages. A lot of activities for children.

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Logan City, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We did a day trip in Wellington which took in the Museum, Cable Car and sightseeing fantastic. The Te Papa Museum is a must see. It is so well set out and the commentary was very interesting. It really gives you an insight into Mouri Culture. We were also treated to a sampling of some traditional tea and breads.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Te Papa is a fantastic place. There are exhibits that will be of interest no matter what you're interested in. It's a great building in a wonderful location. Can't beat this for a free day out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

You could easily spend a good few hours in here looking at the exhibits, artwork, narratives of NZ cultures and etc. Great place to hang out with the kids during a windy/stormy day in town!

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Whangarei Heads, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Plan to spend a day; reason enough to visit Wellington! A great way to spend a day when the weather is less than perfect.... and you can learn a lot about NZ in the process!

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Just don't stay to long or you will get over it. Lots of cool fun interesting stuff for kids aswell. Lots of things for everyone. The gallery's are amazing aswell as options for children

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We have visited Te Papa several times when we have had spare time in Wellington. An ideal visit on a wet day in the City. General admission is free and exhibits cover 6 floors. You can discover the museum by yourself by walking around at leisure or for a small fee have a guided tour. Exhibits are well laid out... More

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