Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington (must see)

The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is the national museum and art gallery of New Zealand. It is branded and commonly known as Te Papa and Our Place; "Te Papa Tongarewa" is broadly translatable as "the place of treasures of this land".

The 36,000 square meter building opened in 1998.

The History Collection includes many dresses and textiles, the oldest of which date back to the sixteenth century The History Collection also includes the New Zealand Post Archive with around 20,000 stamps and related objects.

The cultural collections include collections on photography, taonga Māori (Māori cultural treasures), and pacific cultures.

The long term exhibitions of cultural objects focus on New Zealand history, Māori culture and New Zealand's natural world. The hands-on and interactive exhibitions focus on engaging particularly young visitors and include both indoor areas and out-door areas built and planted for the purpose.

All permanent exhibitions are free.

Opening hours: Daily 10 am − 6 pm (except Christmas Day).
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Sight Name: Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Sight Location: Wellington, New Zealand (See walking tours in Wellington)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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