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Wellington Museum

3 Jervois Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-472 8904
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
3 Jervois Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-472 8904
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is the best city museum I have ever visited. Beautifully designed and thoughtfully curated. The display cases are very cool. There are features for young and old. Start on the top floor and work your way down. Allow 2 hours if you like museums...More

Thank Thomas R S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for something to do on a cold, damp Sunday afternoon and discovered this museum close to where we were staying. As a bonus entry was free. The first floor focuses on 100 years of Wellington history covering local & sporting events along...More

Thank MJGx2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

World class museum with ever changing content. A true treasure full of curiosities, local and national items of interest and an outstanding telling of the Wahine tragedy.

Thank halcioneminx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum focuses on the city area/history but my favorite aspects were the filmed stories about the Wahina boating incident as well as the Maori legends about the harbour.

Thank Maria F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This free museum has a lot to it. It covers Wellington, and even contains the boardroom and offices of Wellington Harbor, but in a way that illustrates greater New Zealand. There are interactive exhibits, including a floor that lets you vote on whether items are...More

Thank Cynthia S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had no idea that there is so much to this city's history. The museum, located on Jervois Quay, contains four floors of fascinating exhibits and three theaters, two of which I visited and watched, absorbed, some historic films. The museum reflects Maori and well...More

Thank VWriter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent museum with lots of interactive exhibits. Entry is free. We visited Te Papa and the Wellington museum and enjoyed them both equally. I would definitely recommend visiting both of them.

Thank Rachel T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum which has free entry is a world of wood. The history of wooden ships, sailors and life on board. Each room is dedicated to a theme and full of memorabilia. A great day out when poor weather and a good place for kids...More

Thank GordonW318
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit of everything in here taking you through the years. Very educational and fun. Lots of interactive things and talks.

Thank Russellbum
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Gives an account of maritime New Zealand and its free again. If you visit the Te Papa museum as well tyou get a good idea of New Zealand and its history.

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Lori A
January 27, 2015|
Response from Lori A | Reviewed this property |
Yes is Te Papa! I have not been to the Wellington Museum. Sorry the error.