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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Te Papa is New Zealand’s bold and innovative national museum and a recognised world leader in interactive and visitor-focused museum experiences. New Zealand’s geology and natural environment and the stories of New Zealand’s indigenous people, the Māori, are celebrated in Te Papa's permanent exhibitions, while Te Papa’s Marae is a vibrant contemporary meeting house and a living communal centre, unique in a museum. An exciting range of exhibitions display New Zealand’s diverse art and visual culture and top-rating international exhibitions tour regularly. The event programme features free events and entertainment, performances, floortalks, lectures, and more.

Collection Type
Art, History, Natural History, Pacific, Taonga Maori, Technology

Contact Details
Postal address iconP O Box 467, Wellington
Telephone number icon64-4-381 7000
Web address iconhttp://www.tepapa.govt.nz

Visitor Information
Physical address iconCable Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconDaily 10am-6pm Late night Thu to 9pm
Charges iconFree

Wheelchair accessCafeReference LibraryParkingShopFunction SpaceGuided TourPublic ProgrammesMembership ClubToilets
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Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War

Te Papa is combining the worlds of movies, model-making, and museums to create an exhibition like no other. Gallipoli: The scale of our war brings together the creative artisans of Weta Workshop with the curatorial ...

Dates: 23-Jan-2018, 24-Jan-2018, 25-Jan-2018, 26-Jan-2018, 27-Jan-2018, 28-Jan-2018 View more sessions

Let’s Go Build: A Festival for LEGO Lovers

A festival for LEGO lovers of all ages. This summer, go on a journey around the world through huge LEGO models – then pick up some bricks and start building! One of only 14 LEGO Certified Professionals globally, ...

Dates: 23-Jan-2018, 24-Jan-2018, 25-Jan-2018, 26-Jan-2018, 27-Jan-2018, 28-Jan-2018 View more sessions

"Your Business - Your Asset" Seminar 2018

The New Zealand Business Leaders Collective are excited to bring to you the: "Your Business - Your Asset" Seminar 2018 - the business event to kick off the year. Get ahead. Gain invaluable insight. Progress your ...

Dates: 29-Jan-2018

Your Business - Your Asset Seminar 2018

Do You Want the Best Price and the Fastest, Easiest Ways to Sell or Grow Your Business? …And how will you know that you actually got the best possible results? It’s too late once the deal is signed so doesn’t ...

Dates: 29-Jan-2018

Fraser Mack At the Red Gates

Come along to Red Gates for an afternoon of some new OGs as well as the ones you know and the covers you love. Described by Rock Radio UK as "one of the best guitarists in the land and New Zealand’s best kept ...

Dates: 02-Feb-2018, 10-Mar-2018

Pacific Climate Change Conference 2018

Welcome to Pacific Ocean - Pacific Climate Conference. Climate change is already changing the nature of the weather and the seasonal climate, and raising sea levels across the globe. Left unchecked, climate change ...

Dates: 20-Feb-2018, 22-Feb-2018

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strap-toothed whale, Mesoplodon Layardii (Gray, 1865), Te Kaha near Mouriuri stream, MM002655Scarlett's Shearwater, Puffinus spelaeus, holotype, Te Ana Titi Cave, Fox River, S.028002
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Maori child
; American Photographic Company (Auckland); circa 1865; A.004643Girl; New Zealand Photographic Company; circa 1890; O.004080Miss Swanson
; American Photographic Company (Auckland); c1865; A.004691Untitled [Maori girl with parasol, cloak and crown]
; Sorrell, Charles; 1880s; O.037139Poster, 'Help the Children!'
; E. V. Paul, Government Printer; 25/04/1905; GH009881

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