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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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Wow. The Gallipoli Exhibit. Wow

I've been to Gallipoli for an ANZAC Day in 2010. It was impressive as you would expect. However here on the other side of the world was a breathtaking exhibit on NZ military... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I've been to Gallipoli for an ANZAC Day in 2010. It was impressive as you would expect. However here on the other side of the world was a breathtaking exhibit on NZ military experience in Gallipoli in 1915. It was extraordinary. I was swept back to Gallipoli with this dynamic, thoughtful, sensitive and insightful representation of that defining military campaign.... More 

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Whanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Filling in time we decided to go to see the galipoly exhibition. Wow so real like sculptures and amazing hearing the stories and reading about what happened.

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Wellington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Three of us sauntered into Te Papa specifically to look at the ANZAC exhibition. We had previously been to the very excellent Great War Exhibition up at the National War Memorial. I was also keen to show our National Storehouse of the Nation's Taonga to my friend who has recently returned from offshore. We toured the ANZAC exhibition which I... More 

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been here before but went back to see the Anzac Exhibit. It was totally amazing and well worth seeing. The detail has to be seen to be believed and it is a very moving experience. Go when you have plenty of time to take it all in as you won't do it justice if you just rush through.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This visit was only an hour but always love going here, so much to see and do. If you have one hour or six this is one of the must sees in Wellington

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent and free. Not something you get every day. The Gallipoli exhibition moved me deeply. Sat outside looking at the wonderful harbor reflecting on it for several hrs.

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Timaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here specifically for the ANZAC exhibition thing. We went early in the morning and paid $10.00 to avoid the cues

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very moving displays and information was great. The models were so life like even though they were bigger than life. Well worth a visit

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum had everything we had to visit twice in two days to get the full picture. The Gallipoli War exhibition was incredibly moving, well layed out with information and interactive activities it made me want to learn everything about it! Excellent visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is FREE and is well worth the time to visit , featuring everything from Artwork to Historical exhibits. An visit here is well worth the effort. Kudos to New Zealand for this great museum

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