Billy TK and the Powerhouse

Billy TK and the Powerhouse closes NZ Music Month at Wellington Museum. 

A great kiwi rock guitarist from the late 1960’s and 70s,  Billy TK will re-unite with his old band the Powerhouse to perform at Wellington Museum.
Re-live the psychedelic rock era with one of the great unsung kiwi bands of that time. Find out more about Billy TK and his important contribution to NZ rock music on the Audio Culture website here 

WELLINGTON MUSEUM / 25 MAY, 8:30PM (DOORS OPEN 8PM) / CASH BAR AVAILABLE / $20

King Kapisi

Hip-Hop is in the house with King Kapisi.

Returning to his hometown, King Kapisi is a Wellington local now living in Auckland and is a popular Kiwi hip-hop artist who had the hit song ‘Screems from Da Old Plantation‘ from the album ‘Savage Thoughts’ in 1999. He will perform that whole album with special guests Tha Feelstyle, MC’S and DJ Raw. This is one concert not to be missed.

WELLINGTON MUSEUM / 18 MAY, 8:30PM (DOORS OPEN 8PM) / CASH BAR AVAILABLE /$15

Peter Jeffries, Chris Matthews, Rhythm Hawks

NZ Music month continues with Peter Jeffries, Chris Matthews and the Rhythm Hawks

Post-punk will be revisited on 11 May with rare performances from alternative music pioneers Peter Jeffries (Nocturnal Projections, This Kind of Punishment) and Chris Matthews (The Headless Chickens, Children’s Hour) with blues band Rhythm Hawks rounding out the night.

Find out more about  Peter Jeffries, Chris Matthews 
on the Audio Culture website.

WELLINGTON MUSEUM/ 11 MAY, 8.30PM (DOORS OPEN 8PM) / CASH BAR AVAILABLE / $15

Following Chinese Footprints: A Chinese History Walk

Following Chinese Footprints: A Chinese History Walk 

Join Lynette Shum (Oral History Adviser, Alexander Turnbull Library) for a walking tour that traces Chinese histories through central Wellington. Finish with a pot of Chinese tea at the Poon Fah Association.

The rain date for this event is Saturday 28th April – You must be available for both dates.

WELLINGTON MUSEUM / SAT 14 APR 1PM – 3PM / $20 / BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

Flux Co-Lab 2.0

Flux Co-Lab 2.0 is the second instalment of collaborative drawing at Wellington Museum.

Get your illustration pens out and head to Wellington Museum for the second instalment of Flux Co-Lab! It will be an evening of collaborative drawing and Illustration where you’ll be creating a second piece of collaged art which will adorn the giant tube that stands on Queens Wharf. With TV DiSKO providing rare vinyl sounds as you draw, this should be one cool evening of creativity.

RSVP to reserve your seat at a table of 8 – if you would like to book a whole table, please reserve eight tickets. We cannot guarantee seating layout and availability for table bookings. Includes some materials.

WELLINGTON MUSEUM / THUR 22 MAR, 7PM / ENTRY BY KOHA / CASH BAR AVAILABLE / RSVP ESSENTIAL

Ghost Typography Walk

Join our award-winning Graphic Designer Sarah Maxey on a walk around the waterfront and Cuba quarter, exploring layers of Wellington’s typographic history.

Wellington Museum Market Day

Join us for Museum Store Sunday and kick off your holiday shopping at our first annual Wellington Museum Market Day!  Browse through stalls from some of Wellington’s finest artisans, enjoy a glass of wine and some tasty treats,  enjoy live music and win prizes – all while experiencing the charm and character of one of Wellington’s grandest buildings.

You will not only discover carefully curated, quality gifts filled with inspiration and educational value, but your purchases will directly support the collections and exhibitions of Wellington Museum.

RSVP and go in to the draw to win a gift basket packed full of gifts and tasty treats for you to enjoy, and every purchase on the day gives you another entry!

For more information on the international Museum Store Sunday event, and other participating stores, visit the main event website at museumstoresunday.org

Cash Bar available. ID required.

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Lost Histories Walk

Discover Wellington’s lost history with our Lost Histories Walk.

Uncover layers of Wellington history with historian Gabor Toth on this walking tour of lesser-known historic sites in the inner city.  Discover sites & stories which have disappeared from the streetscape and become lost or forgotten in the mists of time. Presented in association with Wellington Public Library.
Each participant will also receive a small booklet of historic photographs from Wellington Public Library’s Recollect database, around which the walk is based.

The Penguin & the Sea Monster

Join Anna Bailey and String Bean Puppets for The Penguin & the Sea Monster at Wellington Museum.

Get the kids along to join Anna Bailey and String Bean Puppets as they present a starry eyed story about a little blue penguin who seeks help from the night sky when his friend is captured by a sea monster. The children can get up close to a very cute little blue penguin and learn about these special little birds and the ocean where they live who need protection from rubbish. The show also introduces some constellations Maori recognised in the sky, Te Matau a Maui (fish hook of Maui) and Te Ra o Tainui (a large waka). Best for up to 10 year olds. Bookings Essential. Doors Open at 1pm, show starts at 1.30pm.

The Penguin & the Sea Monster

Join Anna Bailey and String Bean Puppets for The Penguin & the Sea Monster at Wellington Museum.

Get the kids along to join Anna Bailey and String Bean Puppets as they present a starry eyed story about a little blue penguin who seeks help from the night sky when his friend is captured by a sea monster. The children can get up close to a very cute little blue penguin and learn about these special little birds and the ocean where they live who need protection from rubbish. The show also introduces some constellations Maori recognised in the sky, Te Matau a Maui (fish hook of Maui) and Te Ra o Tainui (a large waka). Best for up to 10 year olds. Bookings Essential. Doors Open at 10.30am.