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Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa)

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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...more
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55 Cable St, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-381 7000
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Reviewed yesterday

A modern museum, with free access except for dedicated exhibitions. The part on the Maori was interesting, unfortunately no photos are allowed, the rest of the museum was too modern for us. We would have liked to see the new exhibition on the terracotta warriors...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

Loved the Gallipoli exhibition with the giant figures. So moving. Found the art exhibition a bit confusing but my girls loved it

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gillian P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Recently I visited New Zealand for the first time. I went for two reasons. To visit the Great War Exhibtion and the Te Papa Gallipoli Exhibition. I have been lucky enough to visit many War museums and military sites throughout the world. These two are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank iansimpkin
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Te Papa Tongarewa is a jewel in Wellington’s crown. Not only is this a very modern museum space, it seriously caters for everyones taste. It is very easy to get around, and has the serious interspersed with the fun... and there’s even entertainment. There is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MQandJC
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went on a tour with a great guide who reviewed the history of the museum as well as the history and the settlement of the island. He also discussed the environmental impact of settlement of the island and the impact on the natives by...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 185charlesg
Reviewed 2 days ago

Definitely take the guided tours when you visit Te Papa. We went on a general tour of the museum, and it definitely made our museum visit so much better because the guide pointed out interesting things and highlights, and also told us stories from his...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KY T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely extraordinary exhibits, beautifully curated and presented. The Maori settlement and European migration receive a balanced story, accurate and informative , without judgement or bias. The Gallipoli exhibition / gallery was one of the finest we have seen, on par with the British Museum and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank peterbJ2738MM
Reviewed 2 days ago

Te Papa never fails to amaze me with it's well planned and spaced exhibitions. Not to mention that nothing can beat the Gallipoli exhibition currently which I 100% recommend. The rest of the museum is nothing to be sneered at either however and is well...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alexprendergast2
Reviewed 2 days ago

A great museum covering all perspectives. When it is wet no better way to spend your time. Allow plenty of time!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RobbsJetty
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

NZ is rightly proud of this museum, which imparts a lot of information in an interesting and engaging way. It is free to get in and you need 2 to 3 hours. We particularly enjoyed the Maori exhibits as it is interesting to learn about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Diana G
October 22, 2018|
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Response from John v | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can park your campervan there overnight. Enjoy your visit.
December 23, 2016|
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Response from stuart12262 | Reviewed this property |
No the website says closed on Christmas Day.
December 23, 2016|
Response from stuart12262 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Just checked website and it says closed on Christmas Day. Worth visiting if you have time.