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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

We came for The Scale of our War exhibition after the staff at Weta told us about it and we're glad we did! We've never experienced such a beautiful, emotional and engaging exhibition. The overall presentation and detail is extremely impressive to say the least....More

Thank III-Mick-III
Reviewed yesterday

We nearly didn't go to Te Papa as were short on time but so so glad we did. The museum was amazing the Gallipoli exhibit was breath taking absolutely fantastic. I could have spent days lost in here but only had a few hours.

Thank Kristy M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very helpful and friendly staff, a charge of $1 to leave your bags, can't argue with that! The exhibits and displays are brilliant, videos are informative and very good, one is in 3D. Good facilities with lifts available, cafe is reasonably priced and there is...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Definitely recommend for families with young kids. The displays were informative and interactive. We also paid to do the Story Place which was excellent!

Thank fifi_678
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Have seen this exhibit 5 times now. When we have out of town visitors, we take them to Te Papa for a general visit, which is great. But The Scale of War is a must see for anyone with a passing interest in WW1.There are...More

Thank Glenda P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Free entry and some interesting displays. Worth a look see. Te Papa is around 500m away and lots of cafes around.

Thank discountbay
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fabulous museum, the Gallipoli exhibition was particularly good, very emotive, the models of soldiers and nurse were huge with magnificent attention to detail, tiny hairs on hands, tears, sweat and veins showing made it all very real. Fabulous Maori level, gorgeous carvings and amazing stories....More

Thank Eweretta
Reviewed 2 days ago

Well worth the visit, especially the Gallipoli exhibition. Take a walk along the quay afterwards and grab a bite to eat.

Thank G3657WKjohnc
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It amazes me how this place has free entry! Thoroughly enjoyed this place and even spent more than one day exploring all the levels and what they had on offer. We went to the Gallipoli exhibit a few times too. A definite must do when...More

Thank Michelle V
Reviewed 2 days ago

Once again your displays never fail to amaze. The WWII display currently running is excellent and a must see.

Thank janyCanterbury_NZ
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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)