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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

An incredibly moving experience to see the Gallipoli exhibition. The attention to detail was so lifelike that you almost felt you were there. Well worth seeing

Thank chrishight1
Reviewed 2 days ago

Only spent a couple of hours in the stunning museum, but will definitely go back to spend another few hours when we return to Wellington. The Gallipoli Exhibition was incredibly well done, informative, moving, & interactive - perfect for all ages. An absolute must do...More

Thank robynchappell
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went along because we were given great reviews. It is an ok museum a lot of space with not much in it. Not sure I would rush back.

Thank 622suziej
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Gallipoli display is incredible. Larger than life size displays of soldiers and a nurse demonstrate the war in a way I have never seen before. The emotion on the faces is breathtaking. Delicious food and coffee is available at the cafe. Other displays illustrate...More

Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wellington is the most amazing and lovely city in New Zealand. Everything is very closeby espcially the TePapa Museum which in the CBD just next to harbour. War museum is amazing so it exhbits section for kiwi flor and fauna

Thank RKD1972
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A great museum not to be missed. The Gallipoli exhibition is masterfully done. Entry is free and there is free wifi.

Thank Ghulam A
Reviewed 4 days ago

The exhibits when I was there were interesting but not outstanding. I liked the architecture of the building. I didn't spend much time here.

Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We took our 3 young children there and none of us were particularly amazed by the museum. There was a lot of exhibits closed for renovations and the museum guide told us there was only 2 kid friendly areas. But even these areas didn't have...More

Thank Ems_Hame
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Maria gave us a personal Maori tour and it was truly inspiring and illuminating. We only scratched the surface, but you could spend days here learning about this remarkable country and it's peoples. Free and comparable to the best that the Smithsonian has to offer....More

Thank DC196
Reviewed 6 days ago

Te Papa is an amazing museum; not only is it free but it is massive! You could spend days getting lost in the history of New Zealand! Their Gallipoli exhibit is fantastic!

Thank marrthomas
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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)