Te Papa Museum
Wellington's leading attraction and one of the world's largest
national museums, Te Papa is a tribute to all that is New Zealand;
its people and history, natural environment, arts and culture.
Interactive technology and superb displays bring the story to life.
Motion simulators allow visitors to witness the explosive creation
of pre-historic New Zealand, or to experience a virtual reality
bungee jump. There is also an interactive section on volcanoes and
earthquakes where the effects of an earthquake can be felt from
inside a house and a volcanic eruption viewed on screen. Other
attractions include a range of magnificent exhibitions featuring
some of the country's most important Maori treasures, a modern
'marae' or Maori meeting house, and an informative display on the
Treaty of Waitangi, between the Maori chiefs and European settlers
in 1840. The natural world is also explored, featuring all the
natural inhabitants of the country.
Address: Cable Street, Waterfront
Telephone: +64 (0)4 381 70
Transportation: Museum is within easy walking distance of railway
station and bus district.
Opening Time: Daily 10am-6pm, Thursdays until 9pm.
Admission: Free entry, but some short term exhibitions require a