Wellington Museum, Wellington

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History Museum Museum
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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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 Welli...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Good for a rainy day in Wellington. The curators made a great effort to make the exhibitions interesting for everybody and prepared information in a good fashion.
  • This is really a great museum and well worth the trip. It really does a great job of telling the history of wellington. Makes me proud to live in this city.
  • It's a must-see for visitors to Wellington. And even though it's relatively small it is absolutely packed with interesting bits of history of the local area and NZ as a whole. Do not think you can run through this in an hour or two and do it any justice.
  • Fantastic place great for all. Nicely set out and free. Just ask for gold coin donation

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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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