Getting to Te Papa Te Papa is at 55 Cable Street, on Wellington’s waterfront.
Walk: It’s easy to walk from the city centre to the museum.
Bus: Most buses stop along Courtenay Place and Willis Street. Te Papa is just a few minutes’ walk away.
Train: It takes 20 minutes to walk along the waterfront from the station to Te Papa.
Taxis: Wellington Combined Taxis have a stand outside Te Papa.
Bikes and kick scooters: We have bike and scooter racks. Borrow a scooter padlock for free at the coat and bag check.
Daytime, 8am – 5pm - $4 per hour, up to a maximum of $30 Evening and overnight - 5pm – 8am: $2 per hour (up to $8 when exiting before 2am, or up to $24 before 8am) At the entry gate take a ticket, or alternatively use your credit card (New Zealand cards only) to enter the car park (no ticket is required if you use your credit card to enter the car park). If you took a ticket to enter the car park, either go to a pay station and use cash, EFTPOS, or credit card to pay and then drive to the exit gate and present your ticket, or, if you have a credit card, you can go straight to the exit, insert your parking ticket and then use your credit card to pay for your parking at the exit gate. When you go to exit the car park: If you used your credit card to enter the car park, use the same credit card at the exit gate. Please take a receipt to lift the exit barrier arm.
In An Emergency If the building is evacuated, red lights on the ceiling will flash in major exhibitions and in most toilets. Alarms will also sound. Hosts will guide you to the nearest emergency exit.
Te Papa Floor Plan
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