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.

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Contact Details

Email: mail@tepapa.govt.nz

Phone: 644 381 7000

Wellington Address:
PO Box 467

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674 reviews with the most recent first, showing page 1 of 52.

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Carolin

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great museum, good for everyone, much information and lots of different categories.

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Katharina

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing interactive museum and on top of it, it is free!! You could easily spend the whole day there. Definitely a must do in Wellington.

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Stuart

Australia

Ranking: 10/10

Free but donations are welcome. If you enjoy history and information leave a day to explore. Great exhibits and history of New Zealand. Viewing terrace on the top level is a great lookout for Wellington.

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Megan Telford

Australia

Ranking: 9/10

Great museum - full of interesting exhibitions and lots of different parts of New Zealand history to appreciate and learn about.

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Lukas Weberling

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Great museum for any age! They put a lot of thought into what and how to display, which makes it really interesting and enjoyable.

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Celina

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

I really like the Museum of New Zealand, I did not see all of it because it is so big and there are so many details. And it is free!

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Jana Ebelina

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

One of the best museums for free I have ever been. I liked the way they present the information.

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Thomas Michel

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

What an incredible day with interesting and well presented content. Gallipoli, the scale of 'our war' exhibition was especially enjoyable and interesting.

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Bastian Bley

Germany

Ranking: 8/10

First story was amazing showing New Zealand animals and plants. The other stories like history of participation in WW1 was rather weak. Nevertheless, great for free entry.

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Theresa Slaghekke

Germany

Ranking: 9/10

You can learn a lot about New Zealand culture, nature and history. Nice to spend the whole day there (best to do on windy, rainy days).

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Kees Mol

Netherlands

Ranking: 8/10

Normally we do not like museums but this was a nice one. A big museum where you can see a lot about New Zealand. It was interesting.

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Alberto

Italy

Ranking: 8/10

Huge museum with so many things to do and see. One day is not enough!!

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Sam Fenton-Elston

United Kingdom

Ranking: 10/10

Amazing and FREE! Great exhibitions with the Gallipoli in particular a highlight. You must go if in Wellington.

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