Unfortunately the Colonial Cottage Museum is temporarily closed while the brick chimney undergoes earthquake strengthening. The garden remains open to the public however the cottage building itself will be closed until early July. We look forward to seeing you then.
Built by William Wallis in 1858, the cottage typifies the elegant late-Georgian style of housing built in Wellington through to 1870. Once reopened you can stroll around the heritage garden at any time and take a tour of the cottage to learn about the lives of these early colonials.
price for cottage admission:
$8 for adults, $4 for children (5-14 years). Under 5 years are free.
summer opening hours (5 January to 3 March 2013)
open 12 to 4pm every day
winter opening hours (9 March to 22 December 2013)
open 12 to 4pm Saturday and Sunday only
Entry to the cottage is by guided tour only. Tours begin 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm. Entry to both the visitor centre and heritage garden is free.
The cottage may be opened by arrangement for group tours and education visits Tuesday to Thursday. Please note group size is limited. Please contact us to plan your visit.
How to find us - the Colonial Cottage Museum is within walking distance of central Wellington. See what's on at the Museum or the activities and tours provided. Learn more about the Museum and it's intriguing history or take a sneak peak inside with this 3d view.