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