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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  • The museum tour is free, but I chose the guided tour pack - fish - chips - Matiu Island/Somes for $55, which delighted me! Alex at the front desk was very informative and passionate about nature. I was lucky enough to be the only one registered and enjoy a private visit. The museum is beautiful and well preserved. It presents the life of Wellington and its surroundings. Provide a margin to visit on your own as the guide covers the essentials.
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  • Not a grand museum but really well laid out and interesting. We spent around an hour looking around which was adequate.  more »
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  • The Wellington Museum houses an interesting display covering the history of Wellington from first settlement to current day. There are interactive exhibits and the time capsule in the attic is fascinating. Being able to touch exhibits and interact with them made the experience so much more interesting than the old stuffy museums I have been used to visiting.
  • Really liked the mix of older and newer Wellington history. Everything is well laid out with lots to see without being cluttered. Heaps of audio to listen to around the exhibits. The building itself is historic with its own story. The staff were friendly and helpful, And of course there's a good little shop at the end.
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