Te Papa is New Zealand’s innovative and interactive national museum, located on Wellington’s spectacular waterfront.
Since opening in 1998, Te Papa has attracted over 21 million visitors. The museum is recognised as a world leader in the new wave of innovative and interactive museum experiences and has an international reputation for excellence.
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 Maori and Pacific cultural treasures, New Zealand’s extraordinary natural life, its most important works of art, and its unique history. With a combination of the latest technology and classic story-telling, Te Papa educates, entertains and inspires. There’s even free Wi-Fi!
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Teongarewa
Open: 365 days a year, 10am to 6pm (Thursday to 9pm)
Free entry (entry prices vary for special exhibitions, and guided tours are available at small cost tepapa.govt.nz/tours)
55 Cable Street, Wellington
Tel: +64 4 381 7000
All images: © Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa