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Wellington Museum

3 Jervois Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-472 8904
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Wellington Museum is housed in the Bond Store, an 1892 heritage building designed by leading architect Frederick de Jersey Clere. Set over four floors, the exhibitions tell the myriad stories of our city and region. Wellington Museum's newest permanent exhibition, The Attic, opened in late 2015. Set in the newly open to the public fourth floor, The Attic features some of the curious and quirky tales from our past. From lions to artwork, steam engines to UFO sighting flies, Vampires and a time machine (Nga Hau), the Museum shares our fascinating stories.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
3 Jervois Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-472 8904
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The second floor about the maritime history of Wellington was worth a couple of hours of time, especially before taking the ferry across the strait. Don’t miss the little theater at the back of the third floor for holograms telling Maori folktales.

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this museum especially to see the Maritime Historical Items. We watched the movie that described the Wahini Ship disaster. It was very informative and well done. All the items the museum have are in very good shape and are displayed in an...More

Thank Batwomn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the museum particularly to see this exhibit. It was really well presented, informative and moving. Some of the sound was over loud

Thank Faye D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We're not really museum people but really enjoyed it. Lots of interactive things to do. Throughly recommend a visit.

Thank 39purple40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great maritime museum, depicting maritime in New Zealand. Interactive for kids. Two levels. Shop for souvenirs. Entry is free.

Thank Catharina V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a 'free' (donation of 2.00 suggested) museum and absolutely worth it. There is heaps to keep kids entertained and is really interactive. Great set up as to starting from the humble beginnings of a port town to the city it now is. Totally...More

Thank ReeDee77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we have been to Wellington before this is our first visit to the museum. Entry by donation was a good start. Some fascinating stories of Wellington as it was supported by some very innovative exhibits. In particular the emotive account of the 1968 Wahine...More

Thank Trickydicky795
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really informative museum showcasing early trading in NZ and situated right on the wharf where it all happened. Great for all ages and worth a visit. Free also.

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wellington is a beautiful city and this museum is fabulous. It is amazing that there is no charge to visit. The exhibits are fun, and interactive. They highlife the culture and history of New Zealand. I really enjoyed the Maori house, and the sea life...More

Thank Judi L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had my first visit to this museum recently. so impressed. Great exhibition on stories of Wellington over the past 100+ years. Iconic sites people, developments in the city, social and political issues covered - very well indeed. I'l be back for sure when I...More

Thank Ruth G
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Lori A
28 January 2015|
Response from Lori A | Reviewed this property |
Yes is Te Papa! I have not been to the Wellington Museum. Sorry the error.