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21 June – 14 July

10am - 5pm daily

Free entry


Remember to Look Forward

Matariki offers the opportunity for reflection and also the chance to set new goals and challenges and look forward to the year ahead.

Come along to the Museum of Wellington City & Sea to share memories of loved ones lost over the last 12 months and record goals for the year ahead.

Friday 18 July


Entry by koha

Once in a Full Moon

One evening deep in the New Zealand bush a lonely kiwi looks up at the sky and mistakes the full moon for a giant egg.

Can kiwis fly?

Can moons fall from the sky?

A magical string puppet adventure for the whole family.

Suitable for ages 4+

Join puppeteer, Anna Bailey after the show to make crazy huhu grub string puppets.

Thursday 17 July


Entry by koha

Third Thursday featuring Songwriter Circle

Third Thursday at the Museum is all about music this July.

Three Wellington artists take to the stage to perform their own original music from 7pm on July 17.

Musicians Jack Larsen, Petra Bullock and Jim Bailey each perform a song and then pass the mic onto the next talented performer.

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 a four part series. Over four Sundays, trace the evolution of jazz from its early beginnings in the 1900s through to the 1950s. New Zealand School of Music lecturers and music specialists will each discuss an era of their expertise.


10 August: 1920s (Dixieland)- Lex French

17 August: 1930s (Swing)- Ben Wilcock

24 August: 1940s (Bebop)- Nick Tipping

31 August: 1950s (Cool Jazz & Latin)- Norman Meehan