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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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What Year Are You?

Here at the Museum of Wellington City & Sea, we’re selling each of the 150 years that Wellington has been capital city to raise money for our stunning new exhibition space. Buy your year and support the development of the Museum of Wellington City & Sea.


What Year Are You?

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


Celebrating New Zealand Music Month

We’re celebrating New Zealand’s and Wellington’s music this May with an exciting lineup of local musicians!


What Year Are You?


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


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