Circumnavigating New Zealand — Te Papa Tongarewa Museum; Browsing


Ursula outside the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Today it’s going to be mostly photographs of the Te Papa, and the area around it, such as this different view of Circa Theatre next door to the museum:

Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki Street

During our visit inside the Gallipoli exhibit, the museum fire alarm sounded, which prompted a rather lengthy wait outside before we could resume our tour:

Waiting outside after the fire alarm sounds

A word of caution about visiting Te Papa if you’re pressed for time. We checked bags as required, but were unable to retrieve those bags once the call was made to evacuate the building. If we had been pressed for time, it would have gotten rather ugly.

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

Don’t forget to go outside onto the observation deck of the museum. On this day it was rather gray and damp, but the views are definitely worth a look:

View from atop Te Papa

Now for some images of the many exhibits which await you in Te Papa:

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