Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa), Wellington

4.7
The whole family can get a dynamic and in-depth overview of New Zealand at Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa), one of the nation's main cultural institutions. The museum's native name loosely translates as the "Place of Treasures," an apt description for a building featuring six floors of collections that include everything from Maori artifacts and medieval clothing to animal fossils and local arts. With high-tech galleries designed to engage and educate visitors of all ages, the exhibits narrate the history and development of the Pacific Islands. Be sure to walk through the national art collection, and for a hands-on family-oriented experience, head to one of the themed discovery centers. The easiest way to explore the vast galleries is by guided tour--these leave from the second-level info desk several times a day. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Wellington using our trip planner.
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  • Lovely modern museum lots to see. Need to be selective to get best results. Lots of useful information about New Zealand’s history. Worth a visit.  more »
  • We didn’t do much apart from the fabulous seriously good Gallipoli,exhibition but it was a great museum - you can also park, shop, eat,etc,  more »
  • Went especially to see the Terracotta Warriors, wow it's a great exhibition. Only downside was the non functioning lifts, very difficult for anyone who find stairs difficult for any reason. Have visit...  more »
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  • Nicely arranged exhibits. The wax figures are fantastic and breath taking. Those really gives you the atmosphere at the time they are depicting. A must place to visit. It is free. I fully recommend the place to anyone to visit there even with the kids because kids also enjoy the place. Public convenience are also available.
  • Wonderful museum with many exhibits. I can't believe they offer everything for free entry! There are certain paid exhibits and you can leave a donation if you enjoyed the visit which I would recommend since it does help them maintain the museum and to continue offering free entry. Definitely a must see in Wellington.
  • Went to the terracotta soldiers exhibit. It was absolutely amazing, each piece had such intricate detail it was like looking at art and history. The larger statues were so immense and left me and my friend in awe. Would highly recommend! We spent 2 and a half hours just in this exhibit
  • This museum is six floors of history and art for your viewing pleasure. The best part is that the core exhibits are free and offer plenty to fill a day without looking at the special exhibits. There is a nice "bushwalk" portion just outside as well as a great view of the harbor upstairs if you tire of the indoors. Two restaurants are available if you feel peckish.
  • Good Place to spend a day with your kids or family. Most important is free. You can't find any place like this around the world is free to the public. Please feel free to donate some money. Cheers
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