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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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Very informative and well preserved

This museum is a great place to start your visit to Wellington if you are not familiar with the city and it`s history. To start with, the entrance is free and if you enjoy it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This museum is a great place to start your visit to Wellington if you are not familiar with the city and it`s history. To start with, the entrance is free and if you enjoy it, like I did, you can donate what you consider fair in your way out. In the main gallery you can learn about the last 115... More 

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Welly, NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Good collection of Wellington history. But there's plenty more there and calling it "Museum of Wellington City & Sea" doesn't do it enough justice. It's definitely *not* a stuffy old museum. Within easy reach of Lambton Quay / CBD, perfect for a bad-weather day. If it's raining, you'll pick up a few drops of rain getting there, but only a... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I took two overseas visitors for a quick visit last week. We went to see the Wahine film in particular and stayed for another hour before time pressure meant we had to move on. There are so many interesting stories and exhibits at this small but well presented museum. The Wahine film is adequate for the 10 minutes or so... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A very interesting museum on the history of Wellington, in particular its maritime history. The film on the Wahine disaster is a must

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

In the renovated Harbour Board (in its day one of the most important institutions in Wellington) a fascinating survey of what the Sea meant to the City; includes film of the 1968 wreck of the overnight ferry from Christchurch. The best museum in Wellington.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Was a pretty good little museum. Stumbled upon it by accident. They offered to look after our bags for us while we were there. Very friendly staff that were more than helpful pointing out other interesting locations to go and see

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

An excellent introduction to this lovely little city. It won't take a huge amount of your time but it's well worth it.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

If you walked past this place you wouldnt no just what it had to offer. From the outside you get no idea of what it has to offer. One of the most informative places I visited. Heaps to learn and digest. It just needs more promotion. Dont walk by, walk in

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We have visited this museum a number of times and although not extensive has always had a variety of different and interesting exhibitions to peruse.

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New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is a bit of a hidden gem od a museum. Find out fascinating facts about Wellington as a port of commerce and trade

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