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Review of Wellington Museum

Wellington Museum
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US$277.59*
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Small-Group Seal Colony and Wellington City Tour
Ranked #9 of 229 things to do in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Melbourne, Australia
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

As I'm not from Wellington, I didn't expect to be interested in this museum and it wasn't on my itinerary, but I ended up here on the way to Te Papa and I'm really glad I went. Really interesting history and the whole building has a really charming atmosphere, and it was all free, though I did leave a donation because it certainly deserved it.

Visited June 2014
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“hologram”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

On first sight this looks like a genuine and solid museum of wellington from the past which it is. But you wonder how could it be deemed one of the world's top 50 museums...then you see the hologram fairytale show! Mind blowing!

Visited June 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“This place is quite fascinating”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

Well it is free and there are many exhibits. Be prepared for a few surprises! Great if you are taking kids or if you are looking for something interesting to do on a wet day. Its all about Wellington and there is lots to learn!

Visited April 2014
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Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
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“wow what a great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

great place spent hours looking around so much to see they had 3d display of people over a canoe the type that came to discover new Zealand very cool to watch

Visited October 2013
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Napier, New Zealand
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

What a awesome place to go I so enjoyed looking around this place I love that you could go into the board room. And enjoy the stuff around.

Visited June 2014
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