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  • Address: 55 Cable Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Hours: Daily 10am–6pm (10am–9pm on Thursday)
  • Admission: Free, but some charges may apply for special exhibits

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Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa Tongarewa)

The Museum of New Zealand, also known as Te Papa Tongarewa, takes visitors on an inspiring and interactive excursion through the country's history, art, and culture. Called Te Papa ("our place") by locals, the site and its prized collections focus on Maori culture, as well as the natural environment and the Pacific.

Travelers will find a huge set of Maori artifacts, a hands-on activity center for children, contemporary art, high-tech displays and models of Maori meeting houses and colonial settlements. Take a tour of the highlights or target your favorite area of interest.

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

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Museum of Te Papa Tongarewa Twilight Express Tour, Wellington, null
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Museum of Te Papa Tongarewa Twilight Express Tour

Discover the highlights of Te Papa Tongarewa, meaning a '‘container of treasures’ in the Māori language. While admission is free to the Museum of New Zealand ...  Read more

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

From USD $8.75
Maori Highlights Tour, Wellington, Cultural Tours
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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 $11.67
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Guided Tour, Wellington, Cultural Tours
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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Guided Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 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 $11.67
Wellington Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Tour, Wellington, Museum Tickets & Passes
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Wellington Hop-on Hop-Off Bus Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 32 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 $32.81
Wellington City Sightseeing Small-Group Tour, Wellington, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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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 $127.61

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