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Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa)

55 Cable St, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-381 7000
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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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55 Cable St, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-381 7000
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Reviewed yesterday

I went specifically to see the Gallipolli Exhibition. Apologies for the spelling. Auto check is not helping! After having been to Weta Workshops and learning how the models were constructed, I found them the most interesting part of it. It is a beautifully put together...More

Thank tmmayo
Reviewed yesterday

To say the Gallipoli: The scale of our war" exhibition was great sells it short. The amazing detail and care required to put this together would have been daunting to anyone. Every last hair, sweat bead and speck of dirt seems meticulously placed. Breath taking....More

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Reviewed yesterday

Gallipoli Exhibition a MUST SEE! The incredible over size models have to be seen to be believed. The amount of work that has gone into this is extraordinary.

Thank Mark N
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Something for everyone. Excellent introduction to history and culture. Beautiful building and easy to navigate. Allow 2-4 hours depending on your level of interest.

Thank Thomas R S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I've seen the Story of Our War several times and still feel moved and awed by it all.Those displays of people twice their normal size are genius. Every pore and hair on display not to mention easy to imagine how they might be feeling. Well...More

Thank gillburns18
Reviewed yesterday

Best Exhibition of Army Stories that I have been visit in others country such as UK, Thailand and Vietnam

Thank Catt H
Reviewed yesterday

This free of charge national museum is a must see, when visiting New Zealand. Its no wonder the logo of Te Papa is a fingerprint, because its a fingerprint of an entire nation. I deeply recommend the exhibition Gallipoli: The scale of our war. Its...More

Thank Kristoffer H
Reviewed 2 days ago

that current exhibition Gallipoli: The scale of our war, has got to be one of the best and most powerful exhibition about the war I have seen in years. Presentation and Works by the Weta workshop was just amazing! Other ongoing exhibitions were great too!...More

Thank Douglas H
Reviewed 2 days ago

A great museum of all things New Zealand. Very interactive. Exhibits change often. Well maintained with a couple of very nice cafes. Perfect for families. Great location in the Wellington CBD, on the waterfront, so you're within easy walking distance to other neat places nearby....More

Thank neilfrank79
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Te Papa had an excellent WW1 exhibition with larger than life figures created by the same people who worked in the Ring Trilogy. It showed the impact of war on individuals and their families as well as the nurses and doctors who tried to save...More

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December 23, 2016|
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Response from stuart12262 | Reviewed this property |
No the website says closed on Christmas Day.
December 23, 2016|
Response from stuart12262 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Just checked website and it says closed on Christmas Day. Worth visiting if you have time.
October 27, 2016|
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Response from Linda J | Reviewed this property |
Personally I would advise Zealandia (nature reserve) and a visit to Weta workshops (this co does fabulous movie set work and the tour is great)