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“Great Museum” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wellington Museum
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$276.80*
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Small-Group Seal Colony and Wellington City Tour
Ranked #10 of 229 things to do in Wellington
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Port Macquarie
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2012

I loved this little museum, we spent about an hour learning about the history of the harbour. Excellent movie about a ferry which sunk in Wellington harbour. Well worth a visit.

Visited February 2012
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Victoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Excellent exhibits”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2012

Not as grand as the national museum, but the exhibits are as well done. It's second on my list of things to do in Wellington. The Plimmers Ark exhibit is the best of its kind I've seen.

Visited April 2011
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Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“always great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2012

Personally I enjoy this museum better than Te Papa. Great location, well designed exhibitions and interesting stories

Visited March 2012
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Stoke Mandeville, United Kingdom
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“Great time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2012

Found this museum very good well worth the time to look around we did not have time to go to all departments but what we saw was exellent

Visited February 2012
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New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“good look at local history and FREE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2012

We stumbled across this museum and really enjoyed our visit. Good look at local history. We stayed about a half an hour and saw it all. Good for kids.

Visited July 2011
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