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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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Rotorua, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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19 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great place to learn about wellingtons history. Spread over 3 floors. So it has different eras on different floors

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Very different from nearby Te Papa, but a complimentary experience - more of a traditional museum, that covers the history of the local area .... and its free!

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Saratoga, California
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5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Interesting small museum with informative displays and exhibits. You do not need to spend too much time there - 2 hours will be enough. If you have free time when in Wellington, this museum worth a visit.

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Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada
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110 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This museum is a great way to spend part of the day, especially if the weather doesn't cooperate (which seems to be EVERY day in Wellington). Coming from North America, I had trouble believing that such an interesting, impressive museum could offer free admission! While not overly large (you can see the entire thing in about 2-4 hours), the building... More

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