Wellington is a must see destination for very New Zealand traveller and may just be the most picturesque capital city you have ever seen. Wellington Museums offer a great range of fascinating museums for you to see and explore and may include natural history museums, military history museums, art museums and museums exhibiting New Zealand’s Maori and European heritage. Come browse convincing replicas, interesting exhibitions, reinactments and other fascinating objects bringing the past to life.
Mobile-friendly - The award-winning Cable Car Museum brings to life the story of Wellington's iconic cable cars. Situated within the original Winding House, the Museum is home to two of the original grip cars and the historic winding machinery once used to haul the cars through a series of tunnels up the steep incline. Free entry. Open every day.
Mobile-friendly - Visit central Wellington's oldest identified building, which was built in 1858. Displays show the ways in which the first colonials blended their lives from their Victorian homeland with the dictates of a new country. Enjoy the garden, the remaining portion of an 1840 New Zealand Company Town Acre, on which the Cottage was built.
Southward Car Museum offers one of the largest and most varied collections of motor vehicles, bikes and various other exhibits in the Southern Hemisphere. Located in Paraparaumu, an easy 1 hour drive along the beautiful Kapiti Coast from Wellington City. Cafe open daily with large Function rooms and Theater available for hire for weddings, dinners, conferences and meetings.
Mobile-friendly - At Space Place we share the stories of our southern skies through multimedia exhibits, interactive galleries, the historic Thomas Cooke telescope and our digital, full-dome planetarium. Learn about planets, stars, constellations and galaxies. Complete your trip through the galaxy with gripping stories of space exploration and the magic and science of Māori astronomy.
Mobile-friendly - Wellington Museum is housed in the Bond Store, an 1892 heritage building designed by leading architect Frederick de Jersey Clere. Set over four floors, the Museum shares the fascinating stories of the Wellington region. Come see the Von Kohorn Room, Wahine Theatre, The Attic, and much more! Located on Wellington’s waterfront, two minutes from Lambton Quay and the cable car.
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