Ngā Kohinga | Our Collections

We are putting Museums Wellington collection online and thought we would start with a special tribute to the TEV Wahine.

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The Museums Wellington Collection comprises a wealth of objects and taonga in addition to artworks, textiles, ephemera, photos and books related to the social and cultural history of the Wellington Region. Please watch this space for more objects to come!

Museums Wellington Collection

The four historic buildings which house the majority of these important objects are our biggest collection items – The Bond Store, Carter Observatory, the Winding House and Nairn Street Cottage. Objects that are not on display are housed in our Off-site Collection Store. Here our Collections Team manages the day-to-day care and registration of our objects. All objects and records are maintained in line with our Collection Management Procedures.


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All works from the Wellington Museums Trust Collections online are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.


While we are grateful for donations and bequests, we are unable to accept an item until it has been through the formal acquisition process.  Please contact us if you have an item you would like to donate. The documents below will tell you more about Wellington Museum Trust’s Collection Management Procedures, and our most recent accessions and de-accessions:

Significance Project Statement

Collections Policy


The Experience Wellington Collection Management Procedures is available on request.

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