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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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“te papa” (135 reviews)
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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 yesterday via mobile

Visited this free museum recently and as we were staying across the road it was quite handy. The museum was very informative for visitors to the city/country and it was set out well. The exhibit relating to the Wahine disaster was informative and compelling, although...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this by accident,very impressed. Well maintained and so much History. If you are keen on local History around Wellington,this is a must see.

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in WLG for more than 2 days, go here. It's just about 'windy' Wellington and its special location. I was most impressed by the story and photos of a terribly ferry accident decades ago.

Thank jobst56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another world-class museum, focussed on Wellington and its maritime history. Use the lift to get to the top (attic) floor.

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to Wellington to explore the city for a long. weekend, and were not disappointed. This museum was well set out and really interesting. I would recommend this as must see in Wellington.

Thank lynn e
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is free. Over 3 stories lots of facts on this city’s history. Particularly like the sit down film of the Wanahabe or similar name ferry disaster in 1968. Well worth a visit

Thank Oleh C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free museum , you will discover Wellington from the pass , and his history . This is a on 3 floor , easy to visit and interactive . I really appreciate it .

Thank F-Sylvain T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The second floor about the maritime history of Wellington was worth a couple of hours of time, especially before taking the ferry across the strait. Don’t miss the little theater at the back of the third floor for holograms telling Maori folktales.

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to this museum especially to see the Maritime Historical Items. We watched the movie that described the Wahini Ship disaster. It was very informative and well done. All the items the museum have are in very good shape and are displayed in an...More

Thank Batwomn
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We went to the museum particularly to see this exhibit. It was really well presented, informative and moving. Some of the sound was over loud

Thank Faye D
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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.