Wellington Museum, Wellington

Categories: History Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 800+ 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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  • Learn all about the history of Wellington! Lots of fun exhibits and very well organized museum. Plus it's free! 
  • We visited with a very inquisitive 6 year old and none of us were disappointed with what the Museum has to offer. We intended to drop in on our way to the Te Papa Museum nearby but ended up staying fo...  read more »
  • We were told this was well worth visiting while we were in Wellington and it didn't disappoint! It had a great timeline of life in New Zealand from the early settlers until present day and lots of ite...  read more »
  • Amazing stories about Wellington. History for last century. Experience of day life. Highlights from history. Time travel machine is awesome. Don't forget the attic exhibit! And it's for free. I think it gives you more than e.g Weta Cave which is with admission. Good to donate a little to box before exit.
  • Great place for families. This is such a good museum. Never get bored of coming here. Exhibitions are accessible&the recently added 'Attic' is great.
  • Extremely fun little museum with lots to see. This is a spot that is well worth spending a few hours exploring. Not to be missed even though the larger Te Papa museum is just around the harbour. It still felt worthwhile and fun after already visiting the other museums.
  • A fantastic place to wander around in afternoon, the kids love it as well. And the new Attic will feed your "steampunk" sensibilities. hint: stay out of the captains cabin, icky people 'do things' in there.
  • One of Wellingtons highlights! Its not only very well done and very interesting. Great for the whole family and free entry too.
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