So on our first full day in Wellington we decided to visit Te papa. This is the national museum of New Zealand it covers a wide range of areas from the natural world and local environment to history of the Maori and New Zealand. We spent most of the day here as there is much to see, The most amount of time was spent in the newest exhibition Gallipoli: the scale of our war. We did queue for about 45 mins to get in but it was well worth it.
The Gallipoli exhibition is to mark the centenary. Inside each section was a giant (2.4 times bigger than a person) created by Weta studios. It explains and gives an insight into New Zealands first campaign in World War 1 through the eyes and words of eight ordinary New Zealanders experiences. There is Interactive displays including 3-D maps and projections and a chance to get close to some of the artefacts.
We took a tour around the rest of exhibits but nothing really compared to the Gallipoli one. They were good but i have been to many museums and this was very similar to all the rest. The Maori parts were interesting and gave some more insights into the history.
Are you visiting Wellington?
Check out my series on our recent trip there in my
Postcards from Wellington Part 1, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5