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  • Address: 55 Cable Street
  • Hours: Open daily 10am - 6pm, and 10am - 9pm on Thursdays.
  • Admission: Free, but some charges may apply for special exhibits

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Museum of New Zealand - Te Papa Tongarewa

New Zealand’s premier museum is Te Papa Tongarewa.

Known as Te Papa (‘our place’), the museum takes an inspiring and interactive excursion through New Zealand’s history, art and culture. The museum’s prized collections focus on the areas of art, history, the Pacific, Maori culture and the natural environment.

There’s a freshness and vibrancy to this museum’s curatorship, with a huge collection of Maori artifacts, hands-on activity centers for children, re-creations of Maori meeting houses and colonial settlements, contemporary art and high-tech displays.

Take a tour of the highlights or target your favorite area of interest. Touring exhibitions are also displayed here.

Practical Info

The modern building housing the Museum of New Zealand - Te Papa Tongarewa dominates Wellington’s waterfront in the city center.

Tours & Tickets

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Museum of Te Papa Tongarewa Twilight Express Tour

Arrived late in the day? Discover Te Papa’s highlights in this express tour, perfect if you’re short on time. The Mäori words ‘Te Papa Tongarewa’ mean ...  Read more

Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $8.46

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Guided Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

Discover the best of New Zealand’s premier museum, Te Papa, with a guided tour that provides an excellent introduction to this must-see attraction in ...  Read more

Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $11.27

Maori Highlights Tour

Take an in-depth journey to discover Te Papa’s taonga (Māori cultural treasures) and hear their stories for insights into Māori culture. From historic, ...  Read more

Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $11.27

Wellington Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 25 Reviews

Discover the best of Wellington on a scenic hop-on hop-off tour that travels to top sights within the city and surroundings. See attractions including Mt ...  Read more

Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $31.71

Wellington City Sightseeing Small-Group Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

Journey into the heart of Wellington on this city sightseeing small-group tour. From its unearthly south coast to its bizarre central Beehive, the contrasts ...  Read more

Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Duration: 4 hours or 8 hours

From USD $123.32

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