DIY Reusable Beeswax Food Wrap

Nairn Street Preservation Society presents: DIY Reusable Beeswax Food Wrap

Learn how to make reusable beeswax-coated cotton food wraps in this workshop with Cenna Lloyd of Urban Honey Co. Using beeswax from the Nairn St Cottage beehive, Cenna will demonstrate the process and help participants create their own wrap to take home.



Flux Co-Lab 2.0

Flux Co-Lab 2.0 is the second instalment of collaborative drawing at Wellington Museum.

Get your illustration pens out and head to Wellington Museum for the second instalment of Flux Co-Lab! It will be an evening of collaborative drawing and Illustration where you’ll be creating a second piece of collaged art which will adorn the giant tube that stands on Queens Wharf. With TV DiSKO providing rare vinyl sounds as you draw, this should be one cool evening of creativity.

RSVP to reserve your seat at a table of 8 – if you would like to book a whole table, please reserve eight tickets. We cannot guarantee seating layout and availability for table bookings. Includes some materials.


Nairn Street Preservation Society presents: Linocut Printmaking

Join our graphic artists Sarah Maxey and Benjamin James on a journey into the world of linocut. Learn about the history and different processes of printmaking and then venture into a workshop to cut and print your own Linocut print. Proudly supported by Vincents Art Workshop. No experience necessary.

Making Scents: Introduction to Perfumery

Nairn Street Preservation Society presents – Making Scents: Introduction to Perfumery

Join Francseco van Eerd, Head Perfumiere of Fragrifert Pafumeur, for an introduction to the subtle art of making scents. Using raw ingredients and extracted oils, Francesco will talk us through the process of creating delicate perfumes, sharing his knowledge of perfume in the Victorian Age, Māori perfumery, and more. You’ll also take away a sample of Fragrifert perfume.


Pudding Dolls & Pavlova: A History of Christmas in Recipes

Nairn Street Preservation Society presents: Pudding Dolls & Pavlova: A History of Christmas in Recipes

From goose pye and boiled plum pudding, to crayfish and pav – New Zealand’s culinary Christmas traditions continue to evolve. Join foodie history curator Dr Katie Cooper and National Library staff for a morning of tasty Christmas treats, and discussions of historic Christmas recipes and menus from the collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library.

Lost Histories Walk

Discover Wellington’s lost history with our Lost Histories Walk.

Uncover layers of Wellington history with historian Gabor Toth on this walking tour of lesser-known historic sites in the inner city.  Discover sites & stories which have disappeared from the streetscape and become lost or forgotten in the mists of time. Presented in association with Wellington Public Library.
Each participant will also receive a small booklet of historic photographs from Wellington Public Library’s Recollect database, around which the walk is based.

Cable Car Hoopla!

Celebrate the 115th Anniversary of Wellington’s beloved Cable Car at Cable Car Hoopla!

Take a wild ride up a decorated Cable Car, then join the party at the top of the tracks with live music, food & drink. Acts include The Nudge, Disasteradio and DJs Oonaverse, Mos locos & Eclectica.
Presented by the Cable Car Museum in collaboration with Wellington Cable Car & Wellington Botanic Garden.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your allocated ticket time as the Cable Car will depart on time. The rain date is Saturday the 4th November, participants must be available for both dates.

Participants will be notified by email after 1pm on Friday the 3rd if the event will be postponed. Updates will also be posted on the Museums Wellington website and on the Facebook event.



Magical Mystery Drawing Tour

Roll up for the Magical Mystery Drawing Tour!

We’re celebrating Heritage Week with a drawing tour – and that’s all we’re saying! Come along with your preferred materials and we’ll take you to surprise locations where you can put your pencils, charcoal or paint to paper. In the week before, we’ll send you heritage clues that will disclose the meet up spot…



Wellington Cable Car 101: Seniors Week Special

Take the Wellington Cable Car 101: Seniors Week special at the Cable Car Museum.

Come along and be guided through the Cable Car Museum by members of the curatorial team and Cable Car Engineer Gavin Macintyre who can answer all of those tricky technical questions. The cable car has been an iconic wellington transport system for 115 years, and the museum contains its fascinating history along with the history of early Wellington. We’ll finish with a cup of tea and hear your stories about this Wellington treasure.