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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Guided Tour

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    What to Expect
    Te Papa Tongarewa is Wellington’s distinctive cultural history museum, a must-see attraction located on the waterfront in the city center. Enhance your visit with an introductory 1-hour guided tour, led by a knowledgeable expert who provides an orientation to the museum's collections.

    Choose from several tour times throughout the day and make your way to the contemporary museum housed in a state-of-the-art building. You’ll meander through intriguing art and design galleries; learn the history of Maori and other Pacific cultures that came into contact with Captain Cook; view photography and natural science displays such as the giant squid; and come face to face with high-tech interactive exhibits. 

    Use your admission ticket to browse the museum further on your own. Stay as long as you like; one can easily spend several hours delving into the exhibitions, gift shop and on-site cafes.
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    Departure Point
    Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 60-minute guided tour
    • Entry/Admission - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Small-group tour limited to 15 people
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    After a guided pre-opening/entry tour to the museum, given an excellent education in Maori culture, allow yourself more than anticipated time to visit the museum. Entry to museum is FREE. There are multiple displays to enjoy, as well as the day I visited, the Fire Rescue was
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    Don’t miss this opportunity to have an amazing day. I visit New Zealand every year to see family. This museum has something for everyone in your family. I have spent many a rainy afternoon here with my grandson. It never disappoints.
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    This is a great museum with informative and interactive displays. Very child friendly. One of the best museums we have seen. Definitely worth the visit.
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    Great way to spend the day ..learning the heartwarming journey of the making of NZ. Plenty of artifacts from across the Pacific & activities for kids aplenty.
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    This one of the best museums I’ve been to. I love the exhibitions that are displayed throughout the year and I try to come to this museum every time a new exhibition shows. A highlight has been the Gallipoli One: The Scale of our War.
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