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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 2 days ago

The Wellington museum is super cute. Cool. Informative. Lots of cute and quirky objects. Several really cool movies and a great peppers ghost story.

Thank Vaune M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We passed by here on a Saturday and spent a couple of hours inside looking around. There are a handful of interactive things but mostly a lot of reading about the history of the city. It was all very interesting put probably to much to...More

Thank drjandthemissus
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoy visiting here and seeing all the exhibits of Wellington. Brings back so many memories and find new things each time

Thank Graemedh
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum contains an eclectic mix of exhibits that give a real insight to day to day life in the colonial times. A good range of display methods used from old-tech to new-tech. A somewhat quirky and eccentric collection presented very well. Well worth a...More

Thank any_mooose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived a bit late to do this justice so will have to devote a lot more time to this. It is free so come back as often as you want! The Attic addition is very interesting and where we concentrated for our short visit....More

Thank Wayne K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This free attraction is convenient, not crowded and rich with history and information from the 19th century. From magnificent wooden boardrooms to ship sleeping quarters. From docks with sound effects to convict paraphernalia, one can see the place in an hour or a day, depending...More

Thank Travler104
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After being blown away by the Gallipoli exhibition at the Te Papa, i thought this may be a bit of a let down. Actually, not at all. It turned out to be an interesting and insightful trip back in time, giving a great feel for...More

Thank Purtonbuckland21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not a very big museum person but i rave about this place. It is interactive with sufficient info for the reading type.

Thank estheranntripp
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This is the best city museum I have ever visited. Beautifully designed and thoughtfully curated. The display cases are very cool. There are features for young and old. Start on the top floor and work your way down. Allow 2 hours if you like museums...More

Thank Thomas R S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We were looking for something to do on a cold, damp Sunday afternoon and discovered this museum close to where we were staying. As a bonus entry was free. The first floor focuses on 100 years of Wellington history covering local & sporting events along...More

Thank MJGx2
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Lori A
28 January 2015|
Response from Lori A | Reviewed this property |
Yes is Te Papa! I have not been to the Wellington Museum. Sorry the error.