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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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 10am to 6pm every day except Christmas Day. General admission is free.

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Revisiting the Gallipoli exhibit

2nd time back just for the Gallipoli exhibit...still leaves you saddened when you take the time to reflect on the enormity of it all. But the detail in the larger than life... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Christchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

2nd time back just for the Gallipoli exhibit...still leaves you saddened when you take the time to reflect on the enormity of it all. But the detail in the larger than life models is amazing...well worth the time. The interactive exhibits were great for young and old.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went with my two small kids and they loved it, especially the giant squid exhibit. There is a good amount of things to do and see for kids under 5. Highly recommended for rainy days in Wellington.

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Thank KathyPDI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This display was one of the best we have both seen in a long time. Very well thought out, what struck me in particular were the "models" of the soldiers which were incredibly life like.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I recently visited Te Papa, primarily to see the Gallipoli exhibition, “The Scale of our War”. It is an exceptional exhibition, featuring super-size super-realistic sculptures ingeniously created by the Weta Workshop team, Sir Peter Jackson’s incredible creative unit. The sculptures are undoubtedly the standout of the exhibition, however the entire collection is mind-boggling, featuring an amazing collection... More 

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Timaru, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Gallipoli attraction is unreal. The statues are incredible and have the most amazing detailing. We spent over an hour at the Gallipoli attraction. The rest of the papa is similar to other museums.

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Thank hidez_12
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very lovely museum, lots to see and a lot of interactive things to do so would be great for kids to. The highlight for me was the Gallipoli display, just so amazing and it really touches your heart.

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Rockhampton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful exhibit of New Zealand history & its people. Free entry, but you can pay for a guided, 60 minute tour, which in hindsight, I would skip. The guide was interesting, but after spending the entire day here, the need was probably redundant. The ANZAC exhibit is astounding, particularly the large, extremely life-like models of soldiers, doctors & nurses. The... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have visited Te Papa before - this time I wanted to see the Gallipoli exhibit. What an emotional, amazing exhibit. It is intense due to the content and the size of the humans being portrayed.

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Don Torcuato, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting interactive museum. Free entry and filled with great things to see and learn. We had a blast

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every tour guide/book mentions checking this place out when visiting Wellington and there's good reason. The museum is pretty expansive. I didn't even get to see all of it because I was actually taking my time and reading all the signs on the exhibit. I'll have to go back and see everything else.

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