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Wellington Museum

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Address: 3 Jervois Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 4-472 8904
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Wellington Museum is housed in the Bond Store, an 1892 heritage building...

Wellington Museum is housed in the Bond Store, an 1892 heritage building designed by leading architect Frederick de Jersey Clere. Set over four floors, the exhibitions tell the myriad stories of our city and region. Wellington Museum's newest permanent exhibition, The Attic, opened in late 2015. Set in the newly open to the public fourth floor, The Attic features some of the curious and quirky tales from our past. From lions to artwork, steam engines to UFO sighting flies, Vampires and a time machine (Nga Hau), the Museum shares our fascinating stories.

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Fantastic Museum

The museum is free admission. There is a very nice exhibit on the history and development of Wellington and the significance as a port city. The exhibit on the Wahini ship tragedy... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The museum is free admission. There is a very nice exhibit on the history and development of Wellington and the significance as a port city. The exhibit on the Wahini ship tragedy was very interesting. A great museum, allow between 1 to 1.5 hrs to complete tour.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love this museum and its clever displays in a small space. Every bit is utilised and it appeals to all ages. A real local asset and one I always make my visitors to wellington visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This museum is free. It is housed in a building in the wharf area. The history of Wellington is well depicted. We were able to see all within one hour.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to spend a couple of hours. We learned a great deal about the history of the area and we were impressed with the exhibits. A great day for all ages.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderfully informative displays about Wellington's history and people. The story of the Wahine tragedy is especially moving. A super place to visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum was quite small but each of the floors was quite unique and interesting. Especially loved the videos shown on various topics. The top floor had a cool time machine video exhibition.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We learned a lot about Wellington and New Zealand history, also an entire floor of maritime history had my husband fully engaged.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On Queen's Quay, next to the Portrait Museum, this is one to see if you want to understand the maritime history of the area. What I found most striking was the movie on the shipwreck of the inter coastal ferry in 1968 that resulted in the loss of 52 lives. As the sinking was in the harbour there was lots... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is located on the waterfront and is very central to the shops. It's very small but very interesting. I spent maybe an hour and a half looking at all the exhibits including watching the short documentaries. Gives you lots of cool facts about wellingtons history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great museum we took nearly all day to go around the full museum very informative and interesting

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