Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Te Papa)

Te Papa, New Zealand's exciting national museum, delights with innovative and interactive exhibits. Over six floors discover New Zealand's culture, natural environment, art and history. Open every day 10am-6pm, and till 9pm Thursdays. Free entry.

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About

Te Papa is New Zealand's innovative and interactive national museum. Explore the great treasures and stories of this country – its unique natural environment, Maori culture, art heritage, and fascinating history.

With a combination of the latest technology and classic story-telling, Te Papa educates, entertains, and inspires.

Experience an exquisitely carved marae, walk through living native bush, and be shaken in the Earthquake House. Get hands-on in Discovery Centres, come face to face with a colossal squid and explore its life through 3-D animation, then venture into OurSpace, a multimedia adventure and adrenalin-filled motion simulator rides. Explore six floors of serious fun!

Open every day 10am–6pm (9pm Thursdays). Free admission.

Physical address

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Te Papa), 55 Cable Street, Wellington Central, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Open every day 10am-6pm, and until 9pm Thursdays. FREE ENTRY. Charges apply for guided tours, special exhibtions and some activities.
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
15 minutes
Proximity to town:
Located in the Central Business District

Pricing and Conditions

Other charges:
Free general admission. Charges apply for guided tours, special exhibtions and some activities.

Language support

  Written Spoken
Chinese (Simplified) Yes Yes
Dutch Yes No
French Yes Yes
German Yes Yes
Italian Yes No
Japanese Yes No
Spanish Yes Yes

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