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Te Papa Tongarewa – National Museum of New Zealand

Museum · North Island · 16 m
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Te Papa Tongarewa is located in Wellington. The Te Papa, as the National Museum of New Zealand is popularly called, offers exciting insights into the history of New Zealand. From the geological formation of the two islands to their aboriginal inhabitants and modern settlement, you can learn everything about this young country. A wide variety of exhibits guarantee an entertaining visit that will surely be remembered for a long time. Among them are rarities of New Zealand's flora and fauna, such as the 8m long and therefore largest octopus in the world, as well as Maori artwork and other exhibits about life in New Zealand.

Opening hours

Daily 10:00 - 18:00

Entrance is free.

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Update: February 15, 2023

Public transport

Take bus 24 from Wellington station to "Cable Street near Te Papa Museum" bus stop

By road

Take Highway 1 to Wellington


Parking station at the museum.


-41.290456, 174.781955
41°17'25.6"S 174°46'55.0"E
60G 314274 5426625
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Te Papa Tongarewa – National Museum of New Zealand

Cable Street 55
6011 Wellington
Phone +64 (04) 381 7000

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