Te Papa

Monday10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Tuesday10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Wednesday10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Thursday10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Friday10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Saturday10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Sunday10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

55 Cable Street

04-381 7000

Te Papa is one of New Zealand’s most prized museums. With its beautiful waterfront location and six floors of innovative and engaging exhibitions, it’s no wonder that Te Papa has more visitors than any other museum in Oceania.

Be sure you have plenty of time to make your way around the permanent and temporary exhibitions showcasing New Zealand’s art, culture and science history. Whether you’ve got one hour or a whole day to spare exploring this vast museum, try to visit some of the more popular long-term exhibitions like the (decomposing) colossal squid; ‘Bush City’, a living, growing exhibition of the country’s native trees and shrubs; ‘Awesome Forces’ where you can experience what it feels like to be in an earthquake; ‘Gallipoli: The scale of our war’ produced with Weta Workshops, and ‘Golden Days’, a look back at some of New Zealand’s biggest moments in history.

Te Papa frequently hosts top-rating international exhibitions and there’s loads for the kids to see and do too. Admission is free and also features a programme of free events, entertainment, performances and talks. Roam around freely or sign up to a tour of the museum, either way you’re bound to impressed.

Words by Grace Hall & Photography by Naomi Haussmann

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