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“Awesome for kids” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa)

Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa)
55 Cable St, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-381 7000
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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.
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“Awesome for kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

My family and I love Te papa, on a wet rainy day our even in the sunshine it simply is easy to loose yourself for hours in here. My children love three music centre on level 3, give it a go

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“What museums should be!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This is a huge museum in a beautiful location. You won't be interested in all their displays, especially if you're not from New Zealand, but it's easy to pick and choose. My favorite area was a review of the 20th century, decade by decade. They also have a great section on immigration... really moving! Best of all, the museum is free! Great gift shop, too - funny, helpful staff.

Visited August 2012
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“Te Papa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

World class ethnographic museum. Great exhibits and the art exhibition was a special treat. My second visit from Australia, but not my last. Only gripe was the lack of a good eating venue.

Visited November 2012
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“Te Papa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

I allowed plenty of time to visit Te Papa before I attended a Two day Conference. Awesome on all accounts.
Staff all very friendly.

Visited November 2012
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“Great insight to Maori culture and the history of New Zealand”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Beautiful museum, well laid out. Good cafeteria and lounge areas with wi-fi available. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Visited November 2012
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