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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Kids area keeps them entertained! Lots to explore. Great exhibitions, like LEGO and Dinosaurs. Regular exhibits give insight in NZ geography and history. This is also a great venue for functions or presentations. Gift shop has quality NZ products including hand crafted items. Fabulous glass...More

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Te papa is the best place to understand what really happened in Gallipoli. Such a nice museum with realistic and creative themes. I see many people in tears inside because you really feel that sad emotion and soul over there. One recommendation, don’t go there...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great visit - All Kiwis should know about Gallipoli, and this is a vivid and superbly well-told account of a defining part of our history. There are 3D maps, dioramas, models and interactive reconstructions, timelines, tins of corned beef, uniforms, weaponry, diaries, audio and video...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

O/seas friends arrive unexpectedly. where can I-take them without breaking the budget?... Arty types,prefer home cooking(thank U someone!)...art galleries,antique shops, Cuba St, ..Te PaPa. Etc etc. Then,had to plan their dinners.. sydneysiders... never had a roast lamb(???) They wandered up & down Cuba St, some...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Te Papa is a must see in Wellington The permanent exhibitions like Awesome Forces about earthquakes are magnificent The nature island with the glow worm cave is lots of fun too You can go outside the cafe to eat and also feed the ducks They...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic exhibition for the whole family. Diverse, stimulating, interactive & great flow. Lovely to see such a curation in NZ, can go to this many times without tiring.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

It doesnt matter how many times you visit Te Papa, there is always something new to see. This place is a treasure and will usually take two days to get around to see everything. A must do every time you go to wellington.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Make sure you visit Te Papa if you are spending any time in Wellington. It has an awesome location on the waterfront and contains may interactive displays that will appeal to people of all ages. They have special exhibitions from time to time such as...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wellington is a fabulous city. Plenty of galleries and museums but Te Papa is a great place to visit and situated in a wonderful vantage point on the bay. It is free so great option for families too. There was plenty to see, plenty to...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm a local and I remember the old Dominium Museum in Buckle Street with affection. For a start, the building actually looks like a museum and not like a power station as does Te Papa. It was full of interesting artefacts from around the world,...More

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elf21
December 23, 2016|
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Response from stuart12262 | Reviewed this property |
No the website says closed on Christmas Day.
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elf21
December 23, 2016|
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Response from stuart12262 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Just checked website and it says closed on Christmas Day. Worth visiting if you have time.
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bkph
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)
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