Cable Car Museum – Wellington

Cable Car Museum – Wellington

Cable Car Museum is  located in the original winding house for the cable car system and set over two floors, the museum houses the winding mechanism operational from 1902 until 1978.

Grip Car No. 3
‘Grip Car No. 3’ was used in the early 1900s. It’s unique because the grip man’s cabin with the main controls and brakes is located right in the middle.

Play Dress-Up
Wind back the gears of time when the original grip car took its first passengers. Put on a costume, take a photo in front of the beautifully restored cable car, and hashtag #cablecarmuseum and #museumswellington to share it with us!

Original Winding Machine

Past the grip car you’ll enter the winding machine room, which was fully operational from 1930 to 1978.

The Relentless Red Rattler

See one of the red cable cars that were used from the 1950s to the late 1970s. Take a seat on the ‘Relentless Red Rattler’ – so called because of the rattling noise it produced when going up and down the steep incline and through the tunnels.


1A Upland Rd, Kelburn, Wellington 6012, New Zealand

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