Museum Of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington
Museum Of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington - Address, Phone Number
Address: 55 Cable Street, PO Box 467, Wellington, New Zealand
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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About Museum Of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington
The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is the national museum of New Zealand. It gives visitors a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the interesting and amazing human history of New Zealand. Exhibits tell the story of the people of the Pacific and their discovery and settlement of Ao Te Aroa and their subsequent interaction with the Europeans on to the present age. The museum also hosts touring exhibitions.
Museum Of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Ticket Prices
- Entry is free.
- Charges apply to some short-term exhibitions and activities.
How To reach Museum Of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa by Public Transport
- Te Papa Museum bus stop
- Queens Wharf Ferry Terminal
Restaurants Near Museum Of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
- Te Papa Cafe
- Level 4 Espresso
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Museum Of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington Reviews
Incredible free museum with very informative displays. There are some paid displays but you could easily spends a day and still not see the entire museum. Had two options for food with a cheaper more kids friendly option on the ground level as well as a more cafe like option on level 2. Try your hand at creating a giant octopus on the digital display and you can check out it's progress online. Too cute! The interactive kids area is going to be renovated with an incredible new interactive display to replace it in 2018.
I've visited museums the world over--seemingly countless all over the USA, as well as in Amsterdam, Berlin, Sydney, and Auckland. Te Papa, as a museum, is of a caliber that it can compete with the best history museums in the world, and what it offers can really take a visitor through a pretty comprehensive and educational tour of the geological, cultural, tribal, urban, agricultural, and economic histories of New Zealand. So, why the score of only two stars? Well, there's not a delicate way to put this...but some of their cafe (both lower and upper levels) and gift shop (both lower and upper levels) staff have some serious attitude problems. As in, not only do they look disinterested in helping the public, they take their disinterest out on the public with their aloof attitudes and barely saying two words to you, even as they're taking your money while buying a cappuccino or postcard. I went there once each on 11-Oct-2017, and another chance today, 21-Jan-2018; both times, I left with a very poor impression of their staff, and that put some damper on my visits. (Their staff in blue shirts, who appeared to be providing small tours, were the only staff I saw who appeared to actually enjoy their jobs.) The only other museum I've ever felt this way about was the Reagan Library near Los Angeles. The first time I went, their staff were having a bad day. However, the other three times I went, staff were just fine. Perhaps I've just gone to Te Papa when staff are having a bad day, but, more than likely, I'd guess that aspects of it make for a bad work environment, which means their staff don't enjoy working there. Go, if you don't care anything about customer service, and if you can accept that some staff don't give a damn about the fact that their museum serves as a face of New Zealand for tourists from around the world.
It's amazing, every trip is a pleasure. Staff are friendly and helpful. Exhibitions are interesting, if a little oldish now. The only thing that brings it down is the fact that it's swamped in tourists. Just thousands everywhere. It's impossible to give the exhibits the attention they deserve when surrounded by the masses of tourists. Otherwise it's pretty good.
This was one of the highlights of our holiday. Spent about 5 hours looking at all the exhibits. 5 floors of exhibits with another nearly finished. The Gallipoli display was incredible. The lifelike models of people had hair standing up on their arms and the blood even looked real. Listening to the tales of the war battles was gut wrenching. Also enjoyed all the displays on the earth shifting and we went into the house that re enacts what its like to be in an earthquake. We were so lucky as the Salvation Army band were performing Christmas carols too. And the cafe there has great variety of food at reasonable prices.
A must visit place if you visit Wellington. It'll easily take anything from 2 to 5 hours depending on your interest. Great place for family and especially kids. My favorite is Gallipoli war exhibition is the best in the world. The exhibition is so good that it brings the world war 1 events to life. Worth the wait in Q and time. There are plenty of other things to do as well. The entry is Free but not the parking.