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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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  • We enjoy museums. The short video on the bay shipwreck called the Wahine in 1968 was very touching and sad. We liked the captains cabin. A bit of a nautical theme going on, but some really odd... 
    We enjoy museums. The short video on the bay shipwreck called the Wahine in 1968 was very touching and sad. We liked the captains cabin. A bit of a nautical theme going on, but some really odd...  more »
  • We came across this little gem at the end of a long day exploring Wellington City. Although tired this wonderful little place which is home to a quirky history of Wellington really lifted our... 
    We came across this little gem at the end of a long day exploring Wellington City. Although tired this wonderful little place which is home to a quirky history of Wellington really lifted our...  more »
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  • Absolutely recommended. I did the 45 minutes tour with Emma (NZ$12). Fabulous! Thanks Emma ( tour guide) for sharing your knowledge, your passion and your positive attitude along the tour. At the museum I learned so many interesting things about Wellington and it was a fun, useful experience where you can learn so many interesting stories from this part of the world.
  • So glad to have visited. It had a modern exhibition running at the same time and loads of interesting local historical information. Loved this museum more than I did Te Papa.

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