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Museums Wellington

Museum of Wellington City & Sea

Discover the intriguing stories of Wellington's history in this historic building filled with precious objects, beautiful displays and stunning technology. READ MORE

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Cable Car Museum

Climb aboard an original ‘relentless red rattler', see the winding machinery and fully restored 1905 grip car and marvel at the history of this unique system. READ MORE

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Colonial Cottage Museum

Wellington's oldest original cottage is home to the story of the Wallis Family who lived there for three generations. Take a tour to hear about these early European settlers and their descendants, or stroll around the heritage garden at any time. READ MORE

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From precious Māori Taonga to replica British crown jewels and maritime art – the collection focuses on the history of Wellington. READ MORE

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People's History Series 2014

In partnership with the Labour History Project and National Library of New Zealand, the 2014 series focuses on immigrant workers.


People's History Series 2014

activities and tours

Ship 'n Chips Tour

Voyage through history and discover Matiu/Somes Island. READ MORE

Kids' Birthday Parties

Choose one of our fabulously fun parties and create a memorable day for your little one READ MORE


Museum turns 15!

Please join Museum of Wellington City & Sea under the sails on Thursday 27 November between 12pm-2pm for a birthday party.


People's History Series 2014


Interactive and stimulating education programmes designed to complement your classroom activities – and they are lots of fun.


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