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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...more
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A truly excellent museum with well though out exhibits and displays. Subject matter is explored in detail and it caters to a wide range of audiences (as any good museum should). There are activity areas for kids and many of the exhibits have an interactive...More
Spent about two hours in this museum but I am sure you could have stayed longer. There was an exhibition about the turkey war in combination with WETA studios which was pretty cool, some Maori insights, something about NZ wildlife protection and immigrant. Very educational...More
This beautiful building houses what New Zealanders want others and themselves to see about their history, that is mostly the heroic bits. Women suffragettes, Gallipoli, the Treaty of Waitangi, but the more controversial or even shameful sides could get some larger representation. Good cafes and...More
This huge space is filled with wonderful exhibits.... The view from the top floor, over the harbour is great! Loved so many of the exhibit rooms, especially the immigrants' historical "walk". Also like the Maori art exhibit. Not to be missed.
The lifelike war statues were truly moving. The war exhibit especially did a great job mixing audio, video, reading, and things to look at.
The cultural exhibit was pretty interesting too. I wish it had a little more history on the indigenous people, but it...More
Dip in or out of any museum and you can learn what you want. This was well put together and with the use of film for some displays it managed to get messages across easily. Obviously history in NZ doesn’t go back millennia as in...More