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“Well worth a visit” 4 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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Small-Group Seal Colony and Wellington City Tour
Ranked #8 of 189 things to do in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
Perth, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

A lovely museum, manageable size, with informative displays - particularly those on Maori legends on the third floor and the Wahine disaster on the second floor. Definitely worth a look...and it's free!

Visited December 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Nice journey through Wellington's History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Take some time with this and start on the top floor and work down. Well laid out and nicley presented exhibits.

Visited January 2013
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“Fantastic Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

This may the best museum in Wellington. Located in the old Harbour Board building it is not only asthethically more pleasing than the other museum but far more interesting in terms of the exhibits and because most people seem to go to the larger museum it is quieter so it is easier to enjoy the exhibits. I really felt I had learned alot about the history of Wellington from the museum. Highly recommended.

Visited January 2013
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Love this little museum - a must see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Based along the old waterfront this great little museum is a must visit. My favorite part of it is the holographs that tell local folklore stories. Well laid out and very interactive

Visited January 2013
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Had made a special trip here to visit the so-called Crown Jewels display but on finding out the exorbitant entry fee decided to give it a miss. Not justifable for fakes!

Visited January 2013
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