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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 yesterday via mobile

I love Te Papa. They have a fantastic section on dinosaurs which my autistic son loved. Very peaceful place with a fantastic eatery. We could spend hours in there and visit there every year when we are in NZ.

Thank msbake
Reviewed yesterday

A fantstic venue for our Legal Executives Conference. Highly recomend this venue. Well set up and great food and service.

Thank dmasters0
Reviewed yesterday

If you are in Wellington or if you are going to Wellington this is a must ,There are 4 floors Ground floor has a cafe shop 1st floor has would war one figuers out of wax, it is a sad place i felt but arose...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We spend 3 houres there and we couldnt see everything that we want. Its amazing. Lot of information and the Galipoli history was fantastic! It was so intresting to read, see and hear so much of the war and the people who had fought. It...More

Thank 127msh
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Finally got to Wellington to visit Te Papa.We started our visit with a conducted tour which was very informative and gave us a brief revie,we then went back around and spent lots of time at each exhibit,it was truly amazing and 4hrs well spent.

Thank Diane D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband took me here, one of the best museum I ever visited. People who keen to know about history of Newzealand must visit once.. not only about Newzealand, there is much more you will be able to see.

Thank Anju Sunuwar
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The overall museum is interesting. It is free to enter the museum. They offer tours for $20. The highlight of the museum is the Gallipoli and immigrant experience sections.

Thank Henry P
Reviewed 2 days ago

While on a recent trip to Wellington, my wife and I visited the Museum of New Zealand. The outside of the building is quite attractive and the displays inside all very well done. I'm not sure I would rate this as a 'must-see' stop but,...More

Thank Sandro M
Reviewed 2 days ago

While we focused on the kid sections of the museum, it was well done, and we throughly enjoyed it. Ideally, I would spend 2-3 hours here. Enjoy walking around outside on the water too.

Thank natnoodle11
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went specifically to see the Gallipolli Exhibition. Apologies for the spelling. Auto check is not helping! After having been to Weta Workshops and learning how the models were constructed, I found them the most interesting part of it. It is a beautifully put together...More

Thank tmmayo
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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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