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‘Te Papa Tongarewa’ literally means ‘container of treasures’. Discover the treasures and stories of New Zealand’s land and people under one roof.
Enjoy six floors of engaging, interactive displays. Encounter Māori and Pacific cultural treasures, New Zealand’s extraordinary natural life, its most important works of art, and its unique history. Get shaken up in the Earthquake House or come face to face with a colossal squid, then explore its life through 3D animation.
With a combination of the latest technology and classic story-telling, Te Papa educates, entertains, and inspires.
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa (Te Papa), 55 Cable Street, Wellington Central, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand.
- 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.