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Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa)

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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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55 Cable St, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-381 7000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great museum. Free. Must visit. Perfect waterfront location encourages a full day of out and about. Weta contributions in current Gallipoli displays.

Thank 946shannons
Reviewed yesterday

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

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Definitely worth a visit to learn more about the indigenous people of New Zealand and to enjoy the arts and culture on offer.

Thank LjFox1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is an absolute must see if you are in Wellington. The team at Weta Workshop have made an incredible exhibition ‘twice life size’ of soldiers at Gallipoli. The detail is breathtaking.

Thank JaneW3063
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

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

Thank cnoack_33
Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank OnAir820331
Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

Thank Phloxylady2
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Its a well done a place, friendly staff and good use of technology with a mix of history. it needs about half a day or more to justify the visit.

Thank chaturvedi
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

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Diana G
22 October 2018|
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Response from John v | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can park your campervan there overnight. Enjoy your visit.
23 December 2016|
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Response from stuart12262 | Reviewed this property |
No the website says closed on Christmas Day.
23 December 2016|
Response from stuart12262 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Just checked website and it says closed on Christmas Day. Worth visiting if you have time.