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“Wahine Disaster”
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Wellington Museum
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Ranked #8 of 237 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.
Reviewed October 17, 2012

We visited with a school group of 10 - 12 year olds and had a presentation by a very interesting staff member about the Wahine Disaster. She skilfully managed to bring the disaster to life for the children and touched them all with aspects of how it must have been for those on board and those watching from the shore. The museum is interesting, and even better if you have a passionate staff member to bring history to life.

Thank skye90
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

It is a great place to visit especially in a typical windy raining Wellington day. The museum consisted of 3 floors focusing on different aspects of history. I thoroughly enjoyed the timeline on ground floor of key events that occurred in history in relation to NZ. It was learning about how different cultures deal with death in the special exhibition that they had on at the time.
I loved the ship cabin and interactive items that were on the 1st floor especially the one where you can pose and taken picture as if being on deck out in the ocean.
The animation of Maori legends on the 2nd floor was something that's not to be missed.
Overall a very enjoyable experienced and a great way to spend an afternoon.

Thank Catherine T
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

A well documented series of displays of the history of Wellingtons' maritime history.Absolutely fabulous models and displays.A must to visit.

Thank Ab M
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

I have been to Wellington many times and lived there for a while but this year was the first time I had been into this museum and found it fascinating especially the timeline of events. Well presented and researched history

Thank NZBunny
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

This is a fantastic museum which has a plethora of information on the maritime history of New Zealand and also a fabulous collection of information on other aspects of Wellington. I spent a whole afternoon there and could have stayed longer. And the best part is it's actually free! And the staff are friendly and helpful as well. A highlight of my trip to Wellington. Kate from Melbourne, Australia

Thank Kate S
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