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“A unique 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.
Philadelphia, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“A unique museum”
Reviewed December 11, 2013

This museum is excellent. It focuses on the anthropology and history of Maori and New Zealand. It also has some nice exhibits on vulcanism and earthquakes. Overall, a very special place to spend a few hours. I recommend paying for a 1-hour guided tour on the first visit. The Impressionist Art Exhibit that we bought tickets for was nice, but limited in scope--not recommended, unless you have never been exposed to such works in top international art museums.

Visited December 2013
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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Better Than Last Time”
Reviewed December 11, 2013

This place has added a lot of interesting exhibits since the last time I was there.

I have to say, the retro wartime display was my favorite. The Maori carvings were interesting and the giant squid was quite the find.

Not too shabby.

Visited December 2013
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Fullerton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“great museum”
Reviewed December 11, 2013

This is a very nice museum with free entry. Very informative exhibitions about NZ history and culture. Definitely worth a day visit!

Visited November 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Amazing”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

We spent an entire day in Te Papa and came back the next day. The exhibits are incredible. It was wonderful to see people of all ages enjoying the experience. A first rate museum.

Visited November 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Lots to see and do”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

Kids loved it, very interactive and free! Take a couple of days to do properly as is 6 floors of things to see.

Visited December 2013
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