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“an eclectic museum”
Review of Wellington Museum

Wellington Museum
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Ranked #9 of 235 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.
Wellington, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
32 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“an eclectic museum”
Reviewed April 4, 2012

This museum is right on the fabulous Wellington waterfront .. pop in and see what's on.. I find something new each time I'm there. Wonderful old heritage building too - this whole area is a place to chill out and see wellingtonians doing the same.

Visited February 2012
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Christchurch NZ
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great little Museum”
Reviewed April 2, 2012

Although pretty small compared to Te Papa, it is a veritable treasure trove of interesting facets and facts of early Wellington. Not to be missed I reckon.

Visited November 2011
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Need to be an enthusiast”
Reviewed March 28, 2012

Ok if you are into old ships, need someone to explain exactly what is what, when we were there could not see any guides

Visited March 2012
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Free and interesting”
Reviewed March 28, 2012

A small but well planned museum and well worth a visit. Free!

Visited March 2012
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Encinitas, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Nice to see”
Reviewed March 26, 2012

Very nice little local museum. Free of charge. Get a good idea of history.

Visited March 2012
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