Cable Car Museum


Cable Car Museum demonstrates how technology was used to shape the city. Located in the original winding house the museum is a unique resource that adds to the layers of the Wellington story.

Get in touch with our team to discuss your requirements and any questions you may have for your next visit. Please note that charges apply for all our education programmes.

The Wellington Cable Car New for 2021!

Look into the city's past and present changes in technology

Year 5 – 8.

One way Cable Car trip and programme $5.50 per student, $2 per adult. With Return Cable Car trip $7 per student, $3.50 per adult

Look into the city’s past and present changes in technology, and how the Wellington Cable Car has played a big part in how the city has developed. Stop part way up the Cable Car with an expert to find out how the system works today. Visit the modern Winding Room. Appreciate the view at the top. Then spend time at the Cable Car Museum with a Museum Educator hearing the stories of why and how the Cable Car was built, and exploring the Science of how it works.

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Harbour and Hills​

With Wellington Museum and Cable Car Museum

Year 3 – 8.

This programme includes a visit to Wellington Museum, The Cable Car Museum and Cable Car fare. If single Trip ​$6​ per student and ​$2.00 per adult, OR Return Trip ​$7.50​ per student and ​$3.50​ per adult.

This programme introduces students to stories of our harbour, from its creation (Ngake and Whataitai) to its uses over time and its special place in the center of New Zealand. The programme continues with a ride on the Cable Car, an appreciation of the view at the top and finishes with a visit to the Cable Car Museum. Students are introduced to many stories around the history of the Cable Car, from the planning process to the first rides to a little girl who helped her engineer father clear the way before blasting through the rocks to construct the tunnels and many more. Students are invited to climb aboard the original Cable Car in style – with our dress-ups.

Duration: 1 hours 30 minutes at Wellington Museum, and Cable Car trip, and 45 minutes at the Cable Car Museum.

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