Nice museum on Wellington's history, especially with the water. The building is quite spectacular and the way the exhibits are laid out in the building is nice to see as well.
Wellington people are so lucky with their museums - Te Papa is absolutely amazing and one of the best in the world but this museum, although of a different scale, is quite wonderful. What I like about Wellington's museum is how they integrate the social and cultural side of their history as well as inanimate objects.
The Museum of Wellington City & Sea (MWCS) is a gem of a sleeper - as museums go. It is not well known outside of New Zealand (maybe not that well-known outside of the capital!). When people think of Wellington & museums, they think naturally of Te Papa, one of the outstanding museums internationally. MWCS is obviously not on the... More
Took a group of 15 out of town visitors. Had our own tour guide who was excellent. They didn't get to see everything and will be ging back for more and advising others to visit. We always take our visitors there.
What a delight! In the beautifully restored Bond House, an attractive structure in its own right, each room is carefully thought out with some of the nicest museum displays we've seen on several continents! there's a cool 'holligram'-driven program on the island's ancestral heritage as well as several large screen offerings (a nice chance to sit and rest your feet).... More
We had a wonderful time at this museum lots to keep the kids busy hands involved too! Very informative, well presented and even a great kids foreshore scavenger hunt to complete once we left.
Having lived in Wellington since childhood, I never knew this museum even existed! It is a real treasure and it should be on every Wellingtonians to do list and visitors alike. It does not compete with the likes of Te Papa in size and variety but it is stacked full of history. I think this museum is undersold and needs... More
if you're even remotely interested in naval history, or even history in general, check this out. I've been twice, once with a school group and once with hubby, and both times found lots to look at. How often to you find an attraction with 'wow' factor that keeps you busy for a couple of hours, within walking distance of town,... More
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