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Museum of NZ Te Papa Tongarewa Twilight Express Tour

Museum of NZ Te Papa Tongarewa Twilight Express Tour

From US$ 12.88 per person

Discover the highlights of New Zealand’s national museum on a 45-minute express tour at twilight, when it’s less crowded.

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Duration 1 hour
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  • See the highlights of the museum's vast collection and gain insight from your guide
  • Explore the museum in the early evening, when the daytime crowds have thinned
  • Learn about New Zealand's art and history, Māori culture, and natural environment
Full description
Take a 45-minute express tour at twilight when the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is less crowded. Tick off the museum's main highlights and learn about New Zealand's land, people, and history from your friendly knowledgeable guide.  The museum extensive collections are spread over six floors with over 200,000 items. Join a small group lead by a friendly, knowledgeable guide who will take you on the most direct route to the museum's popular exhibits. The route may vary depending on your guide.   The guides are highly trained, with a knack for bringing the stories of New Zealand's places and people to life. You will stop regularly to interact with the displays and learn about the most important works and artifacts. See Māori cultural treasures, the museum’s own 'marae' (Māori meeting house), as well as historic and contemporary art. 
  • Museum entry ticket
  • 45-minute guided tour
  • Expert, friendly guide
  • Live commentary in English

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    Meeting point

    Head up the stairs to the Information Desk on Level 2

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • The museum is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm, except Christmas Day
    • Children under 5 years old are free of charge, all participants require a ticket
    • The museum is easily accessible by foot, bus, train or car from central Wellington
    • Outdoor and covered parking is available onsite for a fee
    • Wheelchairs can be hired free of charge on site, subject to availability
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 7 reviews

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    Very interesting but a little too short for information given. Would like to have seen more. Will visit again.Probably best after a guided tour to browse on own for another hour or so.

    January 13, 2023

    Very good concise history Could have been longer

    November 16, 2022

    Our guide did an outstanding job of introducing us to the exhibits at Te Papa. We were very pleased that we took the tour before seeing the exhibits on our own. Thank you for making this opportunity available to us.

    October 25, 2022

    Product ID: 120611