Education experiences at Museums Wellington


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.

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.

2 boys exploring the gallery at Space Place

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.

Girls looking at tools in the Cable Car Museum winding room

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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