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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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Great museum with culture and art, cool gift shop and cafes. A very interactive museum - world class. more »
We had half an hour to spare before returning to our ship, so we only did a quick walk through of this museum. The rooftop patio provides a wonderful view of the harbour. Wish we had more time as some... more »
Definitely a must-go place in Wellington. It has seasonal display of different themes and culture which my husband and I really enjoy. Especially when it has special events, it's a pleasure to have weekend gateway for us. Highly recommend to spend afternoon and have a walk along the bay.
I was able to listen to the NZ symphonic orchestra at The Papa, amazing! Of course the new displays I saw we're incredible. The preschool story time and play area were a revelation to me. The same high level of detail and wonderment for the children was displayed in this area
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