Museum of New Zealand

Te Papa Tongarewa

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The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is the national museum and art gallery of New Zealand, commonly known as Te Papa which translates to "the place of treasures of this land".

Te Papa is open 365 days a year from 10am−6pm (late night 9pm Thursday). Free entry but charges apply to some short-term exhibitions and activities.

Te Papa

Te Papa

Contact Details

Email: mail@tepapa.govt.nz

Phone: 644 381 7000

Wellington Address:
PO Box 467

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702 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 54.

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Marcel Felder

Switzerland

Ranking: 8/10

Huge, great for discovering the history of New Zealand. Take you time to see everything.

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Pierre Landenne

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

As it is free, I would have expected something way below what I saw. Te Papa is big, well made and very interesting.

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Rose Guillaume

Belgium

Ranking: 9/10

One of the best museums I have seen. Lots of different things, a really good view of the Maori history. Maybe too overcrowded.

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Matthieu Bollaert

France

Ranking: 8/10

Good museum, free entrance, great to learn more about New Zealand history. FREE.

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Amadine Lachaire

France

Ranking: 8/10

A free museum, so great, we have enjoyed the part: sea and earth reviewing all the species! FREE.

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Lucie Colpin

France

Ranking: 10/10

Free museum. Lots of things to see. Beautiful.

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Tina Dubberstein

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Very interactive and therefore interesting museum with a lot of different exhibitions.

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Rogier Post

Netherlands

Ranking: 10/10

Not paid, but highly recommended!! Interesting museum with topics such as earthquakes, volcanoes, forest, ocean, culture and art. Free WiFi in the museum.

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Maire O'Grady

Ireland

Ranking: 9/10

Brilliant visual and interactive exhibitions.

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Daniel Batten

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

A lot to see and do at this museum with five floors to explore. They have everything from the world's only giant squid on exhibition to vintage toys.

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Adeline

France

Ranking: 10/10

What an amazing museum! Located in the heart of the city, on the beautiful waterfront, Te Papa is a very complete and diverse museum, offering plenty of information on New Zealand and Maori history. Do not miss the Gallipoli exhibition!!

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Basia Mikozatorak

Poland

Ranking: 10/10

Great place to discover about New Zealand, culture and interesting facts about the world in general. Very recommended and for free.

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Pierre-Louis Bodin

France

Ranking: 10/10

Wonderful and free! Very interactive, we loved it, thanks to New Zealand to offer a free visit!!

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