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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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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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Te Papa -A Must Visit Museum

We spent about half a day at the Te Papa in Wellington; really could have spent more time there, but our ship was in port for just so long. The Gallipoli exhibit was very well... read more

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Hernando, Fl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent about half a day at the Te Papa in Wellington; really could have spent more time there, but our ship was in port for just so long. The Gallipoli exhibit was very well done as were other sections of the museum. We took an hour tour with a docent, who was knowledgeable and interesting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my elderly parents to visit and my mother was really moved by the experience. Realistic exhibits and wonderful real life stories made you really a part of this experience. A must go to in Wellington

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Museum entrance is free. However, we started with the 1 hour guided tour that costs extra. It was well worth the $16. Our guide was of Maori descent. Her perspective added tremendously to our learning about the history and culture of New Zealand. She showed us the highlights on each floor of the museum. Then we wandered around on our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the most amazing museums I have ever seen. The Gallipoli Exhibit is incredibly engrossing. There is too much to see in one visit, so we will certainly return only.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

6 storeyed Interactive museum. Some special exhibitions. Friendly staff. New Zealand things sold in Shop. Free WiFi

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I enjoyed touring this museum. It gives good perspective on the history, culture, geology and art of the country. It's a big congested and "busy" with so muh to see and abit difficult to navigate because there are many displays (hard to know if there is a flow to the museum). But apart from this mild issue, it's a good... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Gallipoli Experience is incredible. It is really world class. Phar Lap's skeleton is here. The information about New Zealand itself and when people (and other animals) first arrived is very interesting. The day I visited, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra were there playing Christmas carols which was an unexpected, pleasant surprise. I couldn't believe my luck! The staff are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What refreshing place to visit, the Gallipoli display is awesome and everything about Te Papa is truly amazing. The staff on hand are very friendly and knowledgeable. I recommend a visit for adults children and everybody.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This would have to be one of the most amazing museums I have ever been through. The Gallipoli display was outstanding. So elegantly and informatively presented without hiding the facts. Great interactive areas for the kids. Even my museum loathing 12 year old enjoyed this experience. I rave about this museum when ever I can. It is a must do... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth taking the time to spend some quality time discovering the past and the not so past of New Zealand history. It was nice to reminisce as you walk through and sometimes it was awake up call as to how old I really am. NZ Has so much to be proud of and Te Papa certainly does it well.... More 

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