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Museum of NZ Te Papa Tongarewa: Gallipoli Early Entry Ticket

Museum of NZ Te Papa Tongarewa: Gallipoli Early Entry Ticket

From US$ 10.24 per person

Beat the lines and see the Gallipoli exhibition before the doors open to the public at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Get a short introduction from a Te Papa host, then wander freely at your own pace.

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  • See the ground-breaking Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War exhibition before the crowds arrive
  • Marvel at giant sculptures frozen in a moment of time and at 2.4 times human size
  • Learn the story of eight ordinary New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances
  • Explore the vast collections of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa at your own pace
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Avoid the crowds and enter the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa before it opens to the public at 10:00 AM, and access the "Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War" exhibition to learn more about one of the major campaigns of World War I. Get a short introduction from a knowledgeable guide, and then explore at your own pace. Combining the world of museums with the world-class creative artistry of Weta Workshop, the ground-breaking exhibition tells the story through the eyes and words of eight ordinary New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances.  Learn all about the giant sculptures that took a staggering 24,000 hours to create. Encounter 3D maps and projections, miniatures, models, dioramas, and a range of interactive experiences that will bring New Zealand's Gallipoli story to life. Then, use your entry ticket to explore the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa's vast collections at leisure.
  • Early entrance to the Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War exhibition
  • Museum entrance ticket
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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    Meeting point

    Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable Street, Wellington. Enter the museum and go upstairs to the Information Desk on Level 2. Present your voucher at the Information Desk at least 10 minutes prior to your tour departure.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Early entrance is limited to 30 participants per day
    • Parental guidance is recommended as the exhibition contains graphic content and some language may offend
    • The museum is open daily from 10:00 AM to 6:00 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 on site for a fee
    • Wheelchairs and mobility scooters can be hired on site, subject to availability
    • A coat and bag check is available for a flat fee of $1
    Customer reviews

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    5 /5

    based on 33 reviews

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    An amazing experience

    Great to not only see the display but also here the stories of the characters involved.This was aided by being there early and have the time to take it all in. It was disappointing to see some people just walking thru and not taking the time to listen to the stories behind the display.

    October 17, 2019

    amazing awesome experience

    Thought payment was for entry into Museum of TePapa Gallipoli didnt realize it was free anyway after 1000hrs if we had not taken early entry ticket which gave us only half hour ahead of public which was not nearly enough time to get anywhere near thru the event of Gallipoli But considered it a good donation well deserved

    June 16, 2019

    Opportunity to 'soak-up' the atmosphere

    Because this exhibition is so awesome it is also so popular, and bustling crowds can detract from the experience. The early entry ticket gives you just half an hour headstart, which is barely enough for one who wishes to linger and absorb the true meaning of these displays, but it is worthwhile.

    January 17, 2019

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