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Wellington Museum

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Address: Queens Wharf, Wellington, New Zealand
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+64 4-472 8904
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Wellington Museum is housed in the Bond Store, an 1892 heritage building...

Wellington Museum is housed in the Bond Store, an 1892 heritage building designed by leading architect Frederick de Jersey Clere. Set over four floors, the exhibitions tell the myriad stories of our city and region. Wellington Museum's newest permanent exhibition, The Attic, opened in late 2015. Set in the newly open to the public fourth floor, The Attic features some of the curious and quirky tales from our past. From lions to artwork, steam engines to UFO sighting flies, Vampires and a time machine (Nga Hau), the Museum shares our fascinating stories.

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Excellent museum

We enjoyed the history, the displays and films that were playing. I particularly liked the 3D story film on the top floor.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the history, the displays and films that were playing. I particularly liked the 3D story film on the top floor.

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North Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Heaps of interesting history about Wellington. Great exhibits with personal accounts and photos. A lovely way to spend 2-3 hours on a cooler day.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took a group of overseas people in to the museum just after Christmas, and they were interested, but I felt it was more significant to me, a local, as it had a neat timeline of special events from each year, even fairly recent years. There were original shipping cargo paraphernalia from early settler times of NZ. But all of... More 

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Northern beaches NSW
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very, very interesting museum. We had expected to spend 20 minutes, we were there for three hours! Clever and varied exhibitions that make the most of the historical setting

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This Museum is very easy going around.I really like small holographic little people its looks like, I had feeling past life.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Wellington museum definitely is worth a visit. Go there and be back in early times. Absolutely fantastic exhibitions over the past centuries. Don't miss it!

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went there for a visit and we were absolutely amazed. As many of New Zealands museums, there is no entry to pay. So we strolled around, learned a lot about the history (the holographic show is amazing), we spent some time in the attic and got caught by the several options for historic items (great way to get people... More 

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Oxenford, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Oh my goodness what a treasure! Fantastic day out... full of things to see and do and plenty of interaction for little ones. Excellent facilities, easy parking and access for strollers. Only meant to stay and hour and ended up there all afternoon. Only left as closing! Highly recommend.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is very much a local history museum and surprisingly good. It doesn't get as many visitors as its better known neighbor Te Papa, but it's worth seeing, both for adults and kids. There are 3 floors and you should really start at the top. We are museum lovers and spent an hour on the third floor where there are... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really gives you a feel for the growth of Wellington from early colonial beginnings to a modern capital city

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