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Every Monday

12pm - 2pm & 4pm - 5pm

Free entry

Music Mondays


We have a gorgeous piano at the Museum of Wellington City & Sea recently loaned to us by The Music Warehouse in Wellington.

During your lunchtime or afternoon break, why not pop in to play your favourite piece?

Every Monday from 12pm - 2pm and 4pm - 5pm, we invite you to come in and dazzle us with your dancing fingers.

To book a time, email

Sundays 10, 17, 24, 31 August


Entry by Koha

A Short History of Jazz

Come along to the Museum this August as Jazz history is rediscovered in the Museum’s latest series. Over four Sundays, trace the evolution of jazz from its early beginnings in the 1920s through to the 1950s. New Zealand School of Music lecturers and music specialists will each discuss an era of their expertise.
Hear, feel and taste the music of the era with more than twenty of New Zealand’s notable jazz musicians as they perform live as part of the series.

With introductions and Q & A led by John Pilley.

Sunday 10 August at 2pm: 1920s (Dixieland)- Lex French
Sunday 17 Augustat 2pm: 1930s (Swing)- Ben Wilcock
Sunday 24 August at 2pm: 1940s (Bebop)- Nick Tipping
Sunday 31 August at 2pm: 1950s (Cool Jazz & Latin)- Norman Meehan

Recorded live by Radio New Zealand
Curated by Andrew Laking, Pirate & Queen


Wednesday 27 August & Thursday 28 August


Entry by koha

Lunchtime Sessions featuring Watch This Space

Footnote New Zealand Dance will be performing live at Museum of Wellington City & Sea as part of the Museum’s new series of Lunchtime Sessions. Dancers from the company will perform a new work titled Watch this Space- Maatakitakihia Mai Tenei Waahi.

In collaboration with Wellington poet Bill Nelson, dancers’ will respond to his poem On the First Day. On Wednesday 27 August session, the performance will be accompanied by Nelson’s reading. Watch This Space occurs in gallery spaces and has had a varied number of approaches from an on-the-spot response to dialogue between dancers and the artists about their processes and work.

Pop down to the Museum on your break to check out this dynamic and exciting dance work by New Zealand's longest contemporary dance company.