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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 2 days ago

Gallipoli exhibit was unreal! Attention to detail is amazing, right down to the hairs on the soldiers arms and chin. Didn't get to see everything as took too long.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We paid for a guided tour (Māori Highlights Tour) as to deepen our understanding of the culture. It was well worth $20 USD, Our wonderful guide was Maori and was able to explain significance of many objects and the basic belief systems using parts of...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Gallipoli exhibition is fantastic so lifelike but on a bigger scale . The details like sweat hair and cuts on their skin is so real like . It must of taken years to replica such details . The kids and can have a go...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have never seen artwork so lifelike in my life and I doubt I ever will. I have some amazing pictures but they don’t do the exhibition justice... informative and free entry with donation suggested... well worth a visit and a good donation.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

With some of the crew unaware of the gallipoli story, this was an amazing clarity of the timeframe and the actions that saw aust and nz grow up. But if war history is not your thing- don’t let this amazing venue put you off.. We...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went with my 4 year old and 3 month old - it was ok for kids but not brilliant. However, my wife went to the Gallipoli exhibition and thought it was excellent.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I only had a few hours and enjoyed every bit of this impressive museum. The ANZAC exhibit with the oversized lifelike displays and narrative is amazingly done and very moving.

Thank Steven C
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely place and anzac exhibition outstanding. But need to have some quality exhibitions... new ones all art!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Te Papa is great. We have been a few times and there is always new things to look at. The kids enjoy it everytime we go as well

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always an informative and worthwhile visit here - To have something like this available to us for free is wonderful.

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elf21
23 December 2016|
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Response from stuart12262 | Reviewed this property |
No the website says closed on Christmas Day.
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elf21
23 December 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
28 October 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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