Wellington Museum, Wellington

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Take a journey through the capital's history from the earliest days to the modern metropolis at Wellington Museum. Spread over several floors of a historical Victorian building, the museum tells the story of life in Wellington through numerous artifacts, multimedia presentations, and interactive exhibits. On the second floor, dedicated to the region's maritime history, you can find a fully reconstructed ship's cabin and experience what life on the high seas used to be like. Admission is free and guided tours are available. Use our Wellington planner to visit Wellington Museum on your trip to Wellington, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • 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.  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • Another world-class museum, focussed on Wellington and its maritime history. Use the lift to get to the top (attic) floor.  more »
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  • Quite the museum! Definitely a must if you're in the area. Beautifully crafted exhibits to look at at a slow pace.
  • An absolutely amazing and interactive museum. Very educational for adults and children. They successfully created a truly immersive experience, full of cool facts and interesting information. Nothing like the boring museums you usually see nowadays. I actually really loved this place. It is my favourite in the wellington region. It's a must go for any tourist. It's free.
  • Can get around this place very quickly. Worth popping in if you've a couple hours spare and have an interest in Welly.
  • Absolutely loved it. Lots of interesting items and videos. It was a great way to pass the rainy day.
  • Free entry. Interactive museum with interesting display. Highly recommend for sarturday afternoon

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As an established, modern capital city, Wellington offers accommodations of numerous shapes and sizes. Get a harbor view at a luxury hotel by the waterfront, or enjoy simple rental rooms at one of the many backpacker hostels. Cheaper accommodation lies outside the downtown area, with motels, campsites, and RV parks providing options for those on smaller budgets, and travelers wanting to get out of town and into the rolling, green hills. Wellington benefits from a wide range of transport and a very efficient infrastructure, so you'll have access to attractions no matter where you stay.
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