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“A Wonderful Museum”

Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa)
Ranked #1 of 199 things to do in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

I spent a whole day here despite the art section being closed for renovation. It is a wonderful museum combining history, geography, geology, ethnography and so on and all in a wonderfully interesting way.

Thank Ivor M
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a few hours looking around the museum. The exhibition on Gallipoli was especially excellent and well worth a visit. The museum is free.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

For a museum there are not a lot of exhibits, but what they have is informational. The Gallipoli exhibit is extremely well done and moving. Free entry also makes it a great place to drop in when you are in the waterfront area.

Thank rbthodge
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit with children - we went with 4 between 9 and 14 and unfortunately only had 1.5 hours - Gallipoli exhibits were amazing - excellent mix of scenes to keep interest levels high - the boys were blown away by the closeness of combat in those days...

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

This is a good museum overall - several interactive/learning exhibits. What was most impressive may well no longer be available by the time you get there. The Gallipoli Campaign exhibit, in partnership with Weta Studios (from the Lord of the Rings movies, etc.) was absolutely incredible!

Thank Ron H
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