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Wellington Museum

All housed within the beautiful 1892 heritage building designed by leading architect Frederick de Jersey Clere.

The Bond Store
When you enter Wellington Museum you’re transported straight to Wellington’s waterfront in the late 1800s – a time when the Museum was known as the Bond Store, where it was a bonded cargo warehouse holding goods.

Telling Tales
Starting from 1900, walk around Telling Tales and see the history of Wellington during the turbulent 20th century, as Wellington evolved into The Coolest Little Capital.

Maritime History

Experience living in a real captain’s cabin and learn more about Wellington’s best-loved dog, Paddy the Wanderer.

Wahine Theatre

In this emotive account of the 1968 Wahine disaster, a tragic moment in Wellington’s maritime history is shown through the eyes of noted New Zealand filmmaker Gaylene Preston.

Von Kohorn Room

Listen to the historical accounts of the momentous decisions made here, including the declaration of Wellington as New Zealand’s first nuclear-free port.

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  • Address

    3 Jervois Quay, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand
  • Phone Number

    64 4-472 8904
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