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“A good for the family museum”
Review of Wellington Museum

Wellington Museum
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Wellington Self-Guided Audio Tour
Ranked #9 of 236 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 July 19, 2013 via mobile

We go all the time, and we love the pirate's cabin, and Paddy the wanderer dog. There's a good shop and a nice big toilet with nice soap. There's buttons that you can press and they make a sound of the thing in the box beside them. There's a new room which is good with a tv where you can press buttons to see different sights in the room. And you can listen in to speakers and hear people talking. And you can spin round a wheel to see where you live. And there's a pump that you push and it makes a fart noise! This review was written by us aged four, six, and forty one.

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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Don't overlook this place in your rush to Te Papa! Our whole family (mum, dad, kids 11-13) found this place cool - a gorgeous building, packed full of interesting stuff and innovative displays. As an Aucklander I not only found it fascinating to learn more about Wellington, but could also relate to the quintessential "NZ-ness" of much of it. Love that it's free too!

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Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

This has recently been announced one of the top 50 museums in the world. A great visit - lots of interaction and plenty to learn especially if your not a kiwi. This works for all ages - and with no entrance charge it's hard to beat in value!

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Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Went to see this place a few weeks ago. It seems small butbits packed full. Bottom floor has a display of history for every year of the 20th century. It was really cool and interesting. There are a few interactive parts which are fun whether you're an adult or a child. We saw a talk during the maori new year and it was really cool. The wahine disaster section of the museum is incredibly moving and sad. I would go back if i had a few free hours.

Thank Denhay
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

We loved this museum. Lots of really fascinating dispalys. Our 9 year old son loved steering the ship. Make sure you pick up the phones on the top floor as someone talks to you. This museum was so well set out and one the favourite places we visited in Wellington. Well worth the visit.

Thank louimay
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