Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington

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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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  • Was super good especially for my 4 year old. All activities/areas were interactive so my daughter did not want to leave. We went around 4pm and didn’t get to see the whole museum by 6pm, but think... 
    Was super good especially for my 4 year old. All activities/areas were interactive so my daughter did not want to leave. We went around 4pm and didn’t get to see the whole museum by 6pm, but think...  more »
  • A long day of driving and we had just over an hour before the museum closed and the Gallipoli exhibit was our main goal. Staff were present if requested, informative, and kind. This exhibit is... 
    A long day of driving and we had just over an hour before the museum closed and the Gallipoli exhibit was our main goal. Staff were present if requested, informative, and kind. This exhibit is...  more »
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  • Beautiful experience glad we came and had a look this museum is very thought out the people who works there was also very informative and nice very clean and well maintained for a public area all covid protocols are also very well followed even the toilets are clean. love all the exhibition it was an eye opener and just well thought out.
  • Took the kids(4-12yrs) there for a trip during the holidays. They were very engaged with all of the exhibits and we ended up staying longer then expected. Lots of changes since we last visited so always new and interesting things to explore. Some sections were closed off with new exhibits being installed, but still plenty there to keep you intrigued. As always the ANZAC exhibit is phenomenal and well worth it!!!

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