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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 3 days ago

Lots of improvements since last time we were here... kids interactive area great and FREE entry on a rainy day made it even better. Definitely a must for visitors to Wellington.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since Te Papa came and stole all the glory I have not given the Wellington Museum a second glance. It's worth a glance though as the building is gorgeous and the exhibitions (Wellington's history focus) are interesting. Also, unlike Te Papa you can get around...More

Thank Jacqui P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We (2 adults, 2 teenagers) visited here while in Wellington. It was very interesting, and there are short movies/clips to watch which are informative and also interesting. A great place to visit, and best of all....completely free, although we did make a donation in one...More

Thank Nicky_BMNTS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good activity for a cool windy afternoon. Being free is the first appeal to families but I also liked the thought provoking questions. Often we take for granted what people should just know. The sound effects contributed well to the atmosphere and interactive displays are...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a small museum. the exhibits form a neat timeline telling local stories from the 1900s. free to enter.

Thank flighty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good mix of different exhibits from old to New. Had good history of the local areas too that showed it through the years

Thank michellelI1074HP
Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 11 September 2017

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
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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.