Wellington Museum, Wellington

4.6
Take a journey through the capital's history from the earliest days to the modern metropolis at Wellington Museum. Spread over several floors of a historical Victorian building, the museum tells the story of life in Wellington through numerous artifacts, multimedia presentations, and interactive exhibits. On the second floor, dedicated to the region's maritime history, you can find a fully reconstructed ship's cabin and experience what life on the high seas used to be like. Admission is free and guided tours are available. Use our Wellington planner to visit Wellington Museum on your trip to Wellington, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Very well set up history of Wellington through the decades, lots of memories! The Wahine exhibition was amazing,. Well worth visiting.  more »
  • Not to be confused with its big brother, the Te Papa Museum of New Zealand just along the way, this one's well worth a visit in its own right, telling as it does the whole story of what's now Wellingt...  more »
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