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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
Fee: No
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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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Free but surprisingly good

We were looking for cheap activities to do in Wellington and I came across this Te Papa museum which was free! Didn't have high expectations on free stuffs but boy, we were so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We were looking for cheap activities to do in Wellington and I came across this Te Papa museum which was free! Didn't have high expectations on free stuffs but boy, we were so wrong. The museum was relatively big. They would even hold your bags and coats for free. There was so much so see at the museum. From the... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

this is such a fantastic display, one of the best attractions that Wellington has to offer, if you don't have time for the whole museum then just check out the Gallipoli exhibition - please remember to make a donation if you are able, no matter how small, every little helps.......

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were very impressed with the presentation and information available at Te Papa. A must on any itinerary.

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Adelaide, Australia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My partner and I spend around 3.5 hours at Te Papa and only saw part of the museum. The Gallipoli display is brilliant and very informative. We particularly liked the detailed models of actual soldiers. The geology displays were also very interesting as was the earthquake house. It is great that the museum has free entry as it would take... More 

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Maramarua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must see place full of interesting quirks. Fun for the entire family, can spend a good half a day here

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you live in NZL or Aussie, make the trip to Wellington to see this and the Great War exhibition. You will not be disappointed.

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolute must see incredibly moving exhibition and lots else for people wanting a comprehensive museum experience. Great full breakfast in the cafe and well priced

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Langwith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Spent the whole day wandering around the many floors and attractions. Kids really enjoyed the different levels and the different areas. I particularly like the Galipoly exhibition it was very humbling to see the sacrifice that others have made in the past so we can live free today. Also called into the cafe and sampled a coffee and a cake... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the best museums I have visited. A "must see" is the Gallipoli exhibition, beautifully done, very emotional. The exhibits are created by Peter Jackson's Weta Productions, and have to be seen to be believed.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A "MUST SEE" Gallipoli Exhibition at the Museum. Very emotional, beautifully done. The models created by Peter Jackson's Weta Productions are incredibly life like. Just amazing.

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