Wellington Museum, Wellington

(4.5/5 based on 850+ 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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  • You are greeted by helpful staff. Museum is open 10-17hrs and has free entry. You enter brought the Bond Store,indicating the original purpose of the building and there is also a costume replica of th...  more »
  • Our kids (aged 5-8) loved this place! They found it much more interactive than Te Papa and we all learnt lots. Very Cool place 
  • Detailed historical exhibits. Great timelines and memorabilia. A great place to visit. Nice news films, dioramas and a great "time machine". We really enjoyed it. 
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  • Great hands-on museum, and a bonus is that it's free (donations obviously encouraged). Awesome for kids!
  • Great plane to visit. Lots to see. Beautiful building. Very interesting
  • 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.
  • The most interesting museum in Wellington with knowledgeable staff. I can spend all day here without getting bored.