Learning at Cable Car Museum

Take a look into 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. Programmes are grounded in the Social Sciences, English and Technology learning areas.


Contact our team to discuss your requirements and any questions you may have for your next visit. Please note that charges apply for our education programmes.

For information and to make an education booking at Wellington Museum email us or phone us on 04 472 8904.

The Wellington Cable Car Levels 1–4 (Years 5–8)
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. Also see Harbour and Hill (Collaborative Programmes), Geography 2.2 and NCEA History (Wellington Museum).

Geography 2.2 Level 7 (Years 11–13)
Students understand how natural and cultural environments develop and change with time, with reference to the urban pattern/s they are studying. Can include field work and/or research.

NCEA History Levels 7–8 (Years 11–13)
Tailored to the requests of teachers and based on NCEA achievement standards – examples include Māori History Project, Wakefield Scheme, World War I, World War II, and 1913 Strike.

Harbour and Hills Levels 7–8 (Years 11–13)
Visit Wellington Museum and Cable Car Museum and see how places influence people and people influence places.


Take a look at our learning programmes at:

Wellington Museum

Nairn Street Cottage

Space Place

Download Museums Wellington’s learning guide.


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