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Museum of Wellington City & Sea

Queens Wharf, Wellington, New Zealand
04 472 8904
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Ranked #4 of 146 Attractions in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums
Traveler Description: Voted one of the top 50 museums in the world by The Times, UK (2013). This is Wellington’s museum, celebrating the social, cultural and maritime... more »
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Carcassonne
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Great place to visit and learn about Wellington's maritime history and the history of the early settlers.

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Florence, Italy
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22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is a great museum, found it more interesting than Te Papa, every floor is a different theme lots to see and do in this museum, ideal for kids, but lots of stairs

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San Francisco, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This little gem of a museum has a compact layout/footprint but packs it all in with a punch of the City's waterfront past. There are some quite amazing artifacts to peruse and the tale of the City of Wellington is well told w/ signage and media. Definitely worth a visit to get a sense of past to present.

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Porirua
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This shows a maritime history that is very interesting. I loved the large ship and the hologram. The kids I was with were fascinated. A great place to start your walk along the wharfs.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I love this little museum: I guess being of a certain age my idea of what makes a museum is possibly a little less of the bells and whistles of Te Papa and more along the lines of this sort of museum. It sits on a small footprint and must be like the Tardis as there seems to be a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is a wonderful little museum to visit with lots of great historical information. Highly recommend!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Very interesting wee place, loads of information and displays about Wellington. Very informative and some really cool items. Very friendly staff. Worth popping into if you are tight on time as a lot smaller than Te Papa so easier to navigate through if you are short on time.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Three-levels building is worth visit. I was really touched by the video on the shipwrecked on April, 1968.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

stopped by this as was attending a conference next door, well worth a visit, it was a shame that I was pushed for time and didnt get to spend as much time as I wanted but will put it on the list for the next Wellington visit

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This museum even intrigues teenagers and is especially helpful at getting a glimpse of Wellington's history and that of the waterfront as well. Interactive enough to keep all members of the family involved as well as very friendly staff members at the front lobby area.

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