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.
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Both the Maori and the WW1 exhibits were spectacular. Sorry the WW1 exhibit is to be dismantled - I think it should be a permanent fixture. Well appointed, well researched, well written and the figures are spectacular.
Janneke van Krieken
Loved the exposition about how volcanoes work and the geological history of NZ. Clear explanations and interactive fun (an earthquake room). The Maori exposition and great war place were a little boring.
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Very interesting museum. You can learn a lot about the history and geography of New Zealand!! And hey, it is free to go there!!
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Really informative and well put together museum and food and drinks were delicious.
The best WW1/Gallipoli exhibition I have seen. Peter Jackson has done an incredible job at bringing the past to life in an engaging, educational manner. Highly recommend.
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Went and saw the new bug special exhibition. Very good set up but quite expensive for the exhibition. A lot of interactive parts made it fun.
Insightful Maori history with numerous artefacts on show. Easily spent a few hours there with different exhibits to please most.
Incredible and emotional experience. It makes us realise how damn lucky we are.
Great displays. Very interactive. Cheap (free)! Food is sensibly priced in the cafe.
Incredible, to go, visit, see.
Good free WiFi. Nice displays of all kinds of things, especially about the history of New Zealand.
Very nice, great building, nice and clean.