The Collections have a Wellington history focus, including its civic, social, cultural, maritime and economic development. They have been established through the transferral of material from the Wellington Maritime Museum Trust, the Colonial Cottage Trust and the Cable Car Museum. READ MORE about our Collections
The inquisitive case of Curiosity Roadshow returns to Museum of Wellington City & Sea on Sunday 24 November. Search the attics, the basements and even under the couch to find objects that will leave us baffled and intrigued. Share the secret stories of your object that will entertain, thrill and surprise us and even you. READ MORE Curiosity Roadshow
This is a systematic documentation of the museum’s vast Collections, recording the physical details and location of each object and then searching museum records to collate all relevant information. The Museum uses Vernon Systems (a computer-based object cataloguing system) to catalogue its objects, with the majority of work completed by our wonderful Museum volunteers. Find out about our current cataloguing projects. READ MORE cataloguing
Ship's bell from the Union Steam Ship Company passenger vessel Wahine, which tragically sank in heavy weather, 10 April 1968.