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“Modern turn on a museum”

Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa)
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Guided Tour
Ranked #1 of 234 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.
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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42 reviews
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“Modern turn on a museum”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

A great place to see lots of Kiwiana and learn about New Zealand. Some traditional Museum displays but most shown more like a gallery than a Museum. A must see for any visitor to Wellington.

Visited August 2012
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Good place on a cold day”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Te Papa is a great place to spend a bit of time in. Loads of New Zealand history to discover.
Suit young and old alike. Been there about 6 times and still discover new things.
Good place to spend a cold morning or afternoon, and have lunch at one of the near by bars or restaurants.
There is sometime exciting exhibits from overseas, these have a cover charge but is not much, Andy Wahol was the last one there.
Check out the Maori exhibitions pretty cool.

Visited June 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Definitely worth visiting”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

It will take at least half a day if you want to view it all. There is something for everyone from children (interactive area) through to adults. It is not a stuffy old museum and well worth the visit. Entry is by koha (donation) with a couple of cafes onsite.

Visited May 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Te Papa”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is one of the best museums to visit as there is so much to interact with and so much to see. We always take our visitors here and they are always very complimentary about it.

Visited April 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Excellent place for all ages”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Great place heaps of things to do, fabulous kids area, and all of the natural nz wonders. Easily spend a couple of hours. Highly recommend this as a must do in our city of Wellington
The experience ride that gives you a sense of what an earthquake is like is cool. Lots of history from all nz. There are places to eat and these are higher than normal prices ut that is only to be expected. I have been a number of times and each time there is something new to see. Exhibitions are changed regularly.

Visited April 2013
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