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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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2 adults, 4 kids 15.12.8.7 years. $19 return trip. We would have taken a one way trip, which is cheaper...but one child wasn't well. At the top of hill there is a museum, toilets... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

2 adults, 4 kids 15.12.8.7 years. $19 return trip. We would have taken a one way trip, which is cheaper...but one child wasn't well. At the top of hill there is a museum, toilets, a cafe and plenty of other things to look at. Especially if you choose to walk down. 45 minutes, all down hill. Lots to see. Cafe,... More 

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Rothenbuch, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Whatever you need to know about New Zealand you find it here! Maori, colonisation of europeans, nature, kiwis and their enemies, whatever you are interested in, here is the explanation. It is free, it is great, spend a day here, it is incredible!

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

For us (Pākehā people): there are so many interesting things/facts to learn about Māori history & culture @ Te Papa museum. Thanks for the exhibitions!

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Motueka, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent presentation and interesting exhibits. Allow plenty of time as you may want to sit and reflect on the history of the country

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Really worth several hours. A great display about Earthquakes etc and a really interesting display about Maori history

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A gorgeous museum on the Wellington harbourfront. The exhibits were very interesting and well displayed. I particularly enjoyed the exhibit about Gallipoli which was designed by WETA Studio.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We thought we would pop in quickly but spent over a day there. There was so much to see and very interesting. The staff were very helpful

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Museum is quite well done and has some interactive exhibits for children. With children I think this is about a two hour activity. The children enjoyed the exhibit on searching imports for invading animals, the exhibit on surviving in New Zealand and the exhibit in the Maori migration to New Zealand. The museum is free which is a huge bonus!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Museum worthwhile spending at least few hours also a day. Very professional design, well maintained materials, good visual sights, a lot of history ancient as well as contemporary. Very recommendable

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

MrDW had seen the war exhibition on TV & wanted to visit Te Papa for that reason. I didn't expect much apart from a few yawns, so I was quite surprised at how real everything looked & I kept wanting to reach out & touch to check. From the cuts on their hands to the grime in their finger nails... More 

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