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“A Fine Museum”
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Wellington Museum
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US$19.99*
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Wellington Self-Guided Audio Tour
Ranked #11 of 244 things to do in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

I spent a very interesting time at this museum. It combines a mix of history, artefacts and very local aspects.

Thank Ivor M
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Entry to the Wellington Museum is free (but a koha, or donation is encouraged).
We have been several times previously but this time came to see "The Attic" as it was opened since our last visit.
We started off with the 'Time-Travel' experience, Ngā Hau - a potted history of Wellington shown on multiple screens around the Time Machine hidden up on the top floor.
The rest of the Attic is filled with an eclectic collection of exhibits telling Wellington's history in a somewhat 'Steampunk-styled' way. There are draws to open, phones to listen to, and even a chance to send a message to flying saucers. You can easily spend a couple of hours seeing everything just on this floor, so it is a great place to come on a cold, wet day with kids.
Spread over several floors the museum is fully accessible via the lift to all floors.

Thank Chch_NZ_couple
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Full of wonders from stories through history to a hologram show and a time machine,
Some absolute treasures
A joy to discover things round every corner

Thank Margaret B
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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

It's a museum not bad great for children I think some interesting items and the film presentation fun

Thank Michelle M
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

I enjoyed this small museum as it hit the history of this large city. It's ties to England, the ocean, the indigenous people and fun events. I loved the narratives read easily as well as the video of the famous ship sinking near Wellington. I would highly recommend the gift shop which offered all sorts of items with extremely helpful, friendly staff.

Thank 101NDtraveler
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