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Plimmer's Ark

The archaeological site at Old Bank Arcade

Nestled among the boutiques in the Old Bank Arcade is the original site of Plimmer's Ark. The bow (front) section is on display under a glass floor in its original location. The Gallery on the lower level of the Old Bank Arcade has the stories of entrepreneur John Plimmer and the major Wellington earthquake of 1855. Through a 'pepper's ghost' presentation Plimmer appears to talk about his Ark. Crockery, bottles and other artifacts are on display in the walkway in between the Old Bank Arcade and BNZ building.

See the remains of the Inconstant in the Plimmers Ark Gallery in the Old Bank Arcade.




Plimmers Ark Archaeological Site Old Bank Arcade