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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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Collections

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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Songwriter Circle

Join New Zealand musicians Sam Prebble, Mark Sommerville and Norman McClennan in an evening sharing new and original music at Museum of Wellington City & Sea's Third Thursday.

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Songwriter Circle

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

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Tiki Tour of the Valley

Climb aboard the fun bus to the Hutt Valley for a creative comic-strip adventure hosted by Museums Wellington and Capital E.

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Songwriter Circle

Learning

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

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