Timings : 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Time Required : 2-3 hours
Entry Fee : Free
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Located on the Cable Street waterfront in Wellington, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is the massive National Museum of New Zealand. Inaugurated in 1998, the museum is an amalgamated space from National Art Gallery and the original National Museum sprawling over six floors. Colloquially known as Te Papa, which loosely translates to “Our Place”, the museum is thronged by more than 1.5 million people every year owing to its brilliant collection of treasures that include Maori artefacts, fossils and facts from natural history and environment etc.
Spanning over five different sections - Art, History, Pacific, Māori, and Natural Environment, the museum also facilitates the availability of audio guides and tours. Other than being extremely innovative, informative and scholarly, the museum narrates the history of New Zealand in the most interactive and fun way possible, with significant help from the antiques, displays and ancient exhibits. The building stays open every single day of the year and conducts frequents exhibitions, workshops and interactive programmes.