National Museum & Cultural Tours
Te Papa is New Zealand’s national museum, an innovative modern museum that is as entertaining as it is scholarly. Centrally located on the waterfront it is Wellington's number one attraction. Te Papa hosts superb special exhibitions as well as having an outstanding collection of early Maori artifacts, fascinating displays of early European settlements, geology and social history. The collections span art, history, Pacific, Māori, and natural environment.
Te Papa is internationally recognised for the way it works together with the cultural protocols and customs of the indigenous Maori people of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Free entry, though charges apply to some short-term exhibitions and activities.
Departs 10am–6pm* | Duration 2 hours
Te Papa Tour
Experience an in-depth tour for an overview of what makes New Zealand unique. Explore our diverse natural environment, Maori culture and taonga (treasures), and our art and colonial history. Discover this vibrant land, its dynamic culture, and the spirit of its people.
Departs 10am–4pm* | Duration 60 or 90 minutes
For your visit we ask that you observe the following: please be advised that in the Maori culture members of the public, men and women, for their own well-being, may be restricted from entering the collection stores from time to time – for example, anyone who is unwell or frail, or women who are pregnant or menstruating, should refrain from visiting.
Price: $112 to $175
General Entry to Te Papa is Free
Private Tour for 1-7 people - 60 minutes $112 / 90 minutes $154 ($126 / $175 from 1 July 2017)
Te Papa is situated in the heart of Wellington, in Cable Street right on the waterfront.
CHILD POLICY Family Friendly.
CANCELLATION 24 hours 100% | cancellation due to weather or unforseen reasons Full Refund
SEASON Open year round
CLOSED 25 December
Combine a visit to the Museum with lunch, coffee and cake, or a glass of wine in one of our two cafes, surrounded by our national treasures.
Be sure to visit our two onsite shops. Te Papa Store on Level 1 features works from New Zealand's finest artists and authors. Te Papa Store on Level 2 is full of educational and fun gifts for kids.