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Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa)

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Address: 55 Cable St, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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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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Te Papa is a very impressive museum with the best Gallipoli display we have seen anywhere in the world.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Te Papa is a very impressive museum with the best Gallipoli display we have seen anywhere in the world.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We originally went to see the Gallipoli exhibition - the queues were so long when we got there that we did other stuff and had a very informative visit. The best was still the Gallipoli exhibition when we got into it. Stunning, enlightening and very emotional. Full marks to both Te Papa and Weta Workshop. This exhibition should tour around... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

they have lots of cool exhibits and great information about New Zealand! Take your time to visit, even if its a couple of days!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So many amazing and wonderful things to see and do at the museum!! My husband and I went one afternoon, and then decided to return the very next day because there were so many good exhibits!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the one hour + introductory tour and it was well worth it. Our tour guide was very informative with wonderful sense of humor. We saw all the main sites and heard what each exhibit was about, so we could return to those locations that interested us the most.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I would certainly recommend this too someone who has even just a day in Wellington. The museum covers several areas that are unique to New Zealand and offers an insight to this new perspective. The giant wax figures from WWII are nothing short of incredible. Overall, I highly recommend, additionally so in the winter months or shoulder season when things... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great museum with lots of different displays to interest all age groups. Loved the passports exhibition

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to the museum on 2 mornings in October 2016. Very impressive exhibits and great history well told. There was lots going on as well. We didn't really have time to see some of the museum but what we did was very good and for all ages especially as its free.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good on Maori history and early settlement. Lots of help from volunteers as you enter, but no-one to be found on upper floors where directions are sparse and the exhibits do not have a good "flow pattern". Could use a professional make-over. All the material is there but you waste a lot of time finding it. A big contrast with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We've visited the museum for free, you have around five floors of information, science, aquatic world, wars, earthquakes, art, etc. Specifically the war exhibition is quite amazingly done by the super talented Weta studios from New Zealand. Really good to spend a couple of hours and get your brain going :)

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