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“A must see museum”

Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa)
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Guided Tour
Ranked #1 of 230 things to do in Wellington
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Owner description: 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.
Buffalo, NY
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“A must see museum”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

This is a free museum that will add so much to your visit to New Zealand. The exhibits of the flora and fauna of New Zealand are interesting and fascinating. The preserved colossal squid and model of the blue whale are amazing in size. Don't miss the earthquake house and exhibitions. The Maori exhibits are also wonderful. Go up to the roof to get a great view of the harbor and city. We only had time to see the basic exhibits, which took several hours, but there are changing special exhibits also. Don't miss this.

Visited February 2013
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“Nice musuem on the water”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

The layout and design of the museum is very nice. It is easily located in the city and right on the water. The information covered is extensive and interesting. I would suggest scheduling at least two hours here.

Visited May 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“A Wellington Jewel”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Wonderful museum covering a very wide range of NZ, Maori history. Layout means that although very busy...feels less so.

Visited April 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Great place to see”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Set aside a few hours when you see Te Papa. A great adventure and learning experience, and all for free. Make sure you donate on the way out.

Visited April 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Te Papa”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Excellent displays of early New Zealand life, from first Maori settlement through to early European arrival. Great earthquake exhibition - don't miss the earthquake protection display in the foundations accessed from outside.

Visited March 2013
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