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Museum of Wellington City & Sea

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Address: Queens Wharf, Wellington, New Zealand
Phone Number: 6444728904
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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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Well woth a visit despite the renovations

Wellington is a great city for museums.At present you don't see much from the outside - the building is shrouded in plastic due to the renovations - a pity because the exterior is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Wellington is a great city for museums.At present you don't see much from the outside - the building is shrouded in plastic due to the renovations - a pity because the exterior is apparentlyy very impressive. But once you have found the entrance you won't be disappointed. Two exhibtions stood out for me - the Wahine sinking and the 100... More 

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Porirua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

So much happening here with the attic extensions, buy a year and be part of the action. The gift shop has such a large selection

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This would be one of the best museums I have ever been in. Such a huge amount of wonderful displays and so much information that one visit is just not enough.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is definitely a top notch and well presented museum of the sea and all things about Wellington City. Fascinating insight into the history of Wellington. Really good displays and presentations and we found ourselves far more interested in museum items that I would have ever thought. Well set out and well worth the visit.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you have some time in Wellington don't miss the museum of city & sea, worth visiting and it's for free!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This museum's Director needs to visit the City Museums of Stockholm and Copenhagen to start. Third floor was closed. The best part was Wahine video. Even that was not done right. A lot of the information that is on the board should have been on the screen. This video takes about 15 minutes to watch and the rest of the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The setting (the old Bond Store) sets the scene. Excellent displays and a good 'timeline display' showing the changes over the years. The Wahine memorial display is great. Well worth the visit.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Truly a museum of Wellington. There is a good mixture of old and more recent history; the big stuff and and the smaller ephemera. The movie about the Wahine disaster shouldn't be missed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Loved this place. Fantastic location and a great wee museum in the heart of the city on the waterfront. Great displays and staff friendly and helpful. This is a must do. Lots of loos and they are clean!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The Museum of Wellington City & Sea is located down at Queens Wharf. The facade is being renovated at the moment however the museum is open & is very interesting. Its free entry & there is a shop available for souvenirs. The Museum is housed in the historic Bond Store (1892 heritage building ) designed by architect Frederick de Jersey... More 

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Address: Address: Queens Wharf, Wellington, New Zealand
Phone Number: 6444728904
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington

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