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Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa)

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Address: 55 Cable St, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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+64 4-381 7000
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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Experience the whole of New Zealand in one building! Te Papa is New...

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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Only managed time to see the social history and contemporary art sections of the museum (place is huuuuge!) however, we found those to be a great way to learn about the history of... read more

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Only managed time to see the social history and contemporary art sections of the museum (place is huuuuge!) however, we found those to be a great way to learn about the history of NZ and especially Maori culture. Contemporary art sections were surprisingly interesting too. Lots of helpful and interesting signage to read throughout the museum and very helpful guides.... More 

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North Shore City, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing Gallipoli exhibition, an emotional reality check, incredible life like exhibits down to the blood, sweat, tears, fear & flies! A must do in Wellington!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I never get sick of visiting this place. Go see the current exhibition on Gallipoli. There is alway something new to see and better still entry is free.

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Gallipoli exhibit was well worth the queue. It was not only extremely informative but also had a real heart to it. I actually felt quite emotional afterwards. The rest of the exhibits are good, but I wasn't blown away by them - perhaps I had high expectations! Definitely fantastic for a free museum - although we made sure to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited late 2016 - it was pouring with rain and the place was heaving, but it was easy to get around and the wealth of interesting exhibits was breathtaking. Well worth a visit whatever level of interest you have. The WWI exhibit especially moving and wonderfully done - go to the Peter Jackson museum at the war memorial as well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Bug Lab exhibition at Te Papa is a must see for everyone! It was great seeing so many children of all ages (school holidays) immersed in the interactive experiences too! Lots to do inside so allow at least an hour or two. Hint- watch the small information screen outside each amazingly designed circular enclosure for info on the particular... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited a couple of times, some interesting parts, others not so. Recent "Bug" exhibition rather disappointing, more for kids than adults. Gallipoli exhibition, this is brilliant with models by The Weta Workshop. The "earthquake house" was rather disappointing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited on 26th December 2016. You don't need ticket except for bugs lab. The earthquake hut was a unique experience. World War part was also extraordinary. Overall, its a must see place.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sincerely I came here expecting a great museum and the experience of an earthquake. But it was a bit of a deception.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Te papa is a great interactive museum.. there recent shows particularly alongside Weta workshops have been especially great.. Definitely worthwhile.

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