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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
+64 4-381 7000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This Museum is fantastic, spent a few hours there, had to pay for parking, it’s pretty big so I’m unsure if I saw it all, retraced some of my steps to get to other areas as I realized I missed turns so that was a...More

Thank Kath S
Reviewed yesterday

We had not been to Te Papa before so booked a 1 hour group tour for $20 each. It ended up being a personal tour as we were the only ones on it - so got to spend more time or less where need be....More

Thank Zenthy
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went to te papa specifically to see the Gallipoli exhibition. Free entry, must see. The detail on the giant sized figures is amazing and quality of the exhibition is top notch, I learnt a lot.

Thank Shane W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went expecting much more. We could not follow the themes of what was on display as we moved around and many of the items are mood lit and thus difficult to discern the detail. It all seemed very disjointed and not contiguous. A pity as...More

Thank Owen S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice building on the water fronts. It was bigger than it looked, and the exhibits ranged from natural history to war memorial. The colossal squid exhibit was what made this museum unique, and ANZAC exhibits were well maintained with personal stories of veterans during the...More

Thank ed k
Reviewed 3 days ago

Even if you have just a short amount of time (1-2 hours) the Te Papa Museum is well worth your time. A must see is the Gallipoli Exhibit. WETA has done the exhibits in this part of the museum and they are extremely life-like and...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 4 days ago

I could not dream to have a better introduction to New Zealand. When you walk into Te Papa, you start an amazing journey through New Zealand history and culture. Excellent place for children as well, with plenty of funny and formative activities. It would take...More

Thank Giovanni C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Sunday afternoon visit to see Brickman, Lego Wonders of the World. It is fantastic and much better than I expected. A bonus was a brass band and Christmas Carols on level 2

Thank D2432ODlisat
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Each floor was impressive. The war exhibit was particularly amazing. The giant figures are well made. New Zealand is on full display in this place.

Thank Stuart A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were most impressed with the attractive overall setup of the museum, the very clever balance between interaction and information, the displays are very stylish and well chosen. The Gallipoli part is awesome and the personal stories of the individuals chosen go to one’s heart....More

Thank Muireall
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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.
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)