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Museum of Wellington City & Sea

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Address: Queens Wharf, Wellington, New Zealand
Phone Number: 04 472 8904
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Description: The heritage of Wellington is displayed through exhibits that cover the...
The heritage of Wellington is displayed through exhibits that cover the city's Maori roots to its modern mores.
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A little museum all tuck away. I gave it a miss a number of times before. Until my last trip there, seen most and done most stuff in Wellington. Found myself at its downstep. No... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

A little museum all tuck away. I gave it a miss a number of times before. Until my last trip there, seen most and done most stuff in Wellington. Found myself at its downstep. No regrets. Awfully quiet but a great little place to know abit more about sea related stuff.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Wellington is a lovely little capital city, and this fantastic museum tells the absorbing story of its close relationship with the sea.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

not bad,but compared with Te Papa Museum,it is too common.

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Honolulu
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This museum had a nice history of Wellington and its close relationship to the sea, seafaring travelers, including some film footage of the sinking of a ferry. The museum has a dedication section to the 51 people who perished in this disaster. There's also an interesting time line which gives a history of Wellington through the centuries. The museum is... More 

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Frederick, Maryland USA
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This museum is interesting but it is currently being revised. We found it a bit dark for viewing..but then the ambience is significant for what they want to show. It is worth stopping for a visit.

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This museum is currently undergoing renovations but don't let that stop you from visiting. If provided excellent displays of Wellington's history which were all easy to read and thorough. Would highly recommend visiting this museum.

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Tweed Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

A great representation of a historical era. Clever use of small halogen pieces - very entertaining. Appropriate use of an old waterfront building.

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Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Compact museum that tells the story of Wellingtons development and connection with the sea - worth a visit and its free.

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Nice little museum in interesting building, with local memorabilia, and interesting information about the local area and marine history

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Popped in on a Wet Saturday - and was really pleasantly surprised. Ended up spending several hours there - brought back an awful lot of memories of days growing up in Wellington. Very well put together.

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