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Address: 10 Mulgrave Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 4-499 5595

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A treasure trove

A great place to do research, very helpful staff and great space to work in. The archives house some surprising materials. I finally found a photo of the woman i am writing my... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 September 2015
Piha52
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Auckland NZ
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing visit to National Archives to view Te Tiriti/The Treaty ... and read/see the history of Aotearoa ... relax in the library of amazing resources. This is a 'must do' visit. It's FREE too! There's a cafe in the foyer.

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

I was somewhat disappointed with my trip here. Despite it being listed as a place to visit in guide books etc. it really didn’t seem a touristy place to go. I enjoyed seeing the Treaty of Waitangi but that was just about it for this place, there seemed nothing else to see!

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Thank ne_quine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

Only a quick visit but an amazing resource an interesting part of Wellington too as not far from the National Library also, great coffee shops near by, the NZ Government buildings about 5-10 minutes walk away and plenty of beautiful gardens to sit in.

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Auckland NZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

A great place to do research, very helpful staff and great space to work in. The archives house some surprising materials. I finally found a photo of the woman i am writing my book about.

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Thank Piha52
Snells Beach, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Seems to be little visited as we were the only visitors at the time. The original of the Treaty of Waitangi is house din a darkened room together with other fascinating original documents relating to New Zealand history. Well worth a visit. Close to the Parliament Buildings and has a good café on site.

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Pukekohe, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

I have never been to Archives before and had little idea of what to expect. The assistance given to those who were new to this research facility was amazing. Nothing seemed too much trouble to the archivists. They sat down and helped locate the relevant documents on the computer system, patiently explained limitations and then provided the documents. The service... More 

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Thank Rosemary L
Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

I have visited Archives New Zealand many times over the years. The quality of the service has improved over time, particularly if you can pre-order the material you want to look at. If not, the service appears incredibly slow and the process very frustrating. Most of the staff are helpful but the emphasis is on most. Some just don't seem... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2014 via mobile

I could not have been given better service and a reception by the staff fronting this archive centre.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

I thoroughly recommend the savoury scones here and the hot chocolates. I have also done Family History Research here, visited the Treaty of Waitangi and seen some interesting (and free) exhibitions here.

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Thank 922Wellingtonian
Bungendore, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2013

We only went in to see the Waitangi Treaty and other NZ foundation documents. It would have been good to see a bit more interpretation on the way to the vault where the documents are kept and displayed.

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