Wellington Museum, Wellington

(4.5/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan to visit Wellington Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Wellington attractions using our Wellington family vacation planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Free entry to this museum which explained the history of the country with some good digital media and helpful staff.  more »
  • An excellent museum with very friendly staff and should be included on everyone's itinerary when in Wellington-and its free!  more »
  • This museum was a stop off the hop-on hop-off bus. We went through it and it was interesting, well worth the visit.  more »
Google
  • Really engaging exhibits, not just your standard class cabinets with lots of dry text to read.. Could have easily spent more time here .. Well worth a visit
  • Great plane to visit. Lots to see. Beautiful building. Very interesting
  • Great hands-on museum, and a bonus is that it's free (donations obviously encouraged). Awesome for kids!
  • Really had a great time knowing Wellington's story and its people's contribution to the country and to the world.
  • A good spot for tourists to learn about the history of the wellington's seaport and sea industries.