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Museum of Wellington City & Sea

Address: Queens Wharf, Wellington, New Zealand
Phone Number: 04 472 8904
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$293*
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Small-Group Seal Colony and Wellington City Tour
95%
Ranked #4 of 126 Attractions in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: The heritage of Wellington is displayed through exhibits that cover...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: The heritage of Wellington is displayed through exhibits that cover the city's Maori roots to its modern mores.
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Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great museum filled with very interesting items. Once you start you can't stop, the displays go on & on. Fantastic way to spend a couple of hours in Wellington. This is one of the best walking cities I've even been to, so much to see on foot, this museum is a highlight. Do it!

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Hobart, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The museum is focused as per its name - the city of Wellington and also the interaction with Sea, this includes a very good short film. This is only a small museum, and you can fill in anywhere between 1-3 hours. We took mid range children and both found plenty to do and interact with. This has been well done... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent restoration of the original wharf buildings to tell the story of the city and the sea. The history was fascinating and the films added a personal touch. it was amazing to see the transformation of the city and harbour area over time. Congratulations to the city and museum boards.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Great collection ! Informative history of NZ. It is well located near town centre and free admission too.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Free and lovely museum presenting the story of wellington (city and sea). Interesting exhibitions with clear explanations. 2h or 3h are sufficient. Really different from Te Papa but a must see !

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London
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172 reviews 172 reviews
37 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Great museum and a fantastic day out for the whole family. The 100 years of Wellington exhibition is fascinating and worth a visit to the museum alone. Thoroughly recommended.

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Shepparton, Victoria,Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

This is an extraordinary collection of 'old' Wellington's history - and it is really well presented. Ideal for the history enthusiast - and helps you realize just how Wellington has grown to this rather attractive capital city.

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Caloundra, Australia
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102 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I had a few hours to spare before heading to the airport. This museum is small but full of information. A great way to read up on and see the develop the of Wellington. Worth the visit.

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Looking around this place was very interesting.Some very interesting facts and the kids can interact with some things.Well worth a visit.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

I didn't expect what I can see in this little museum but I enjoyed so much inside, its rated one of the top 50 museum in the world, and its really deserved it.

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