Education experiences at Museums Wellington

There are a few changes to how we’re operating under Alert Level 2  – you can read about them here.

We’re putting a hold on our school visits for now. We will keep you updated on plans to return these in the coming weeks. Look forward to seeing you soon. 

We offer tailored, hands-on learning experiences at all four of our museums, to link with your school’s unique local curriculum. From social sciences to space science, your class will gain a unique understanding of the Wellington region and the southern skies. Programmes are available for Years 1 to 13, addressing a range of aspects of our NZ curriculum including learning areas, values and key competencies. Get in touch with our team to discuss your requirements and any questions you may have for your next visit. Check out our Education blog here.

If you can’t make it into one of our sites, we can engage with your akonga regardless of alert levels! We have a team of kaiako who would love to support the inquiries from your akonga, answer pātai and support your local curriculum, either via Zoom or with an in-person visit to your kura.

The Museums Wellington Education Team look forward to sharing our amazing learning spaces with you and your students.

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Wellington Museum

Wellington Museum – Te Waka Huia o Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho gives students the chance to connect with the past, present and future through stories, taonga and objects of Te Upoko o te Ika a Māui. Explore the environment, events, people and places of the capital city.

Space Place

Space Place at Carter Observatory highlights the science, culture and history of astronomy. Along with the planetarium show experience, you will browse Space Place’s interactive galleries and participate in a fun and interactive educator-led workshop.

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 ads to the layers of the Wellington story.

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Nairn Street Cottage

Nairn Street Cottage is a hidden gem illustrating the story of early European settlers through the Wallis family. The oldest original settler dwelling in Wellington, the cottage and heritage garden provide learning opportunities across all levels.

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