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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
3 Jervois Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-472 8904
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very different from that other big museum in Wellington. This one is focused on the history of the city, which was quite interesting. Lots of focus on ships and events in the city. Very interactive. Worth your time.

Thank ArghyaKolkata
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed Wellington Museum every bit as much as Te Papa. A little quieter, smaller and no café but excellent quality exhibits and better understanding of the history of this city.

Thank andrea t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow! What a great museum, fantastic coverage of the Wahine disaster and many other historical things. Loved the timeline - through the years.

Thank Kathi M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like most other NZ museums this one is well put together giving a good understanding of the history of the city.

Thank nambatri2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Adult and child friendly! Interactive and interesting, something for everyone- free to enter - a good 2 hours spent

Thank MissFloopy123
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This is a small and rather low-tech museum but very carefully designed and well-focused. I visited only the ground floor but was fully engaged, as much so as at Te Papa. It's local history done exceedingly well.

Thank David M
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The quality of presentation is very high here. A lot of thought has gone into it. What we really found interesting was the short video of the Wahine disaster. Well worth a visit.

Thank Pieter S
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Once again, free entry, and fabulous displays on the story and history of Wellington, including the time travel experience from before the human story began to the future! Plenty of maritime history too, including a moving film on the Wahine disaster of the 1960s, which...More

Thank Maria G
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Focuses on the more recent history of Wellington, 19th & 20th century. We made a last minute decision to visit this museum, and I ended up enjoying it more than Te Papa. The ground floor exhibit with an object for every year is especially well...More

Thank Fiona M
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Some museums bore you within minutes. This museum will not. The displays are so creatively presented and varied that you find yourself moving from one section to another in wonder, sometimes amusement, and appreciation for the creativity used to present the subjects. Free. Nice gift...More

Thank Jamie B
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Lori A
I think you have the wrong museum ... this is Te Papa you are talking about.
27 January 2015|
Response from Lori A | Reviewed this property |
Yes is Te Papa! I have not been to the Wellington Museum. Sorry the error.