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“FREE time machine suitable for all ages, don't miss it!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Wellington City & Sea

Museum of Wellington City & Sea
Queens Wharf, Wellington, New Zealand
04 472 8904
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Ranked #4 of 144 attractions in Wellington
Type: History Museums
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Owner description: The heritage of Wellington is displayed through exhibits that cover the city's Maori roots to its modern mores.
Westport/Christchurch
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“FREE time machine suitable for all ages, don't miss it!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Oh man, how did I not know about this museum before??!! It is brilliant! 5 minute walk from Te Papa, just ask for directions there then TAKE YOUR TIME, allow maybe 4 hours to see most of the stuff at a slow careful pace, if you go to fast you will miss the really fine detail of the place. Be taken back in time....

Visited November 2012
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“Captivating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

The building and its history are worth the visit, but the story of the Wahine Disaster is the highlight of this fine museum. The board room is another 'must see'.

Visited October 2012
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“Interesting and informative”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Not a huge collection of exhibits but everything was well displayed and explained.

Much more informative than Te Papa and located in a wonderfully restored heritage building.

Visited October 2012
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Te Anau, null, New Zealand
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“great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

it was very informative and logical how the flow of the building went. the exhibits were realistic and interactive.I loved the 3 d displays they were so imaginative and realistic.

Visited October 2012
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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“Wahine Disaster”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We visited with a school group of 10 - 12 year olds and had a presentation by a very interesting staff member about the Wahine Disaster. She skilfully managed to bring the disaster to life for the children and touched them all with aspects of how it must have been for those on board and those watching from the shore. The museum is interesting, and even better if you have a passionate staff member to bring history to life.

Visited May 2012
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