Museum of Wellington
Find the intriguing tales of Wellington at this popular Museum. Housed in a significant heritage building on Wellington’s beautiful waterfront, it offers a wonderful insight into the rich social and cultural history of our capital city.

The interactive and imaginative exhibitions are a must-see. Highlights include The Wahine Maritime Disaster, with captivating film, and A Millennium Ago, featuring a dramatic installation that uses holographic effects to tell Maori myths and legends.

There is always something new to see at the Museum of Wellington.  Changing Feature Exhibitions delve into social, cultural or maritime stories from Wellington and beyond, with supporting events, performances and talks staged throughout the year.

The Museum has some great new specialized tours on offer too. The ‘Ship & Chip Tour’ takes you on a voyage through Wellington’s history, harbour and nature. Not only will you get a guided tour of the Museum, return East by West ferry ride and a classic fish & chip lunch, you will also experience the beautifully diverse natural environment of Matiu/Somes Island. Or try the ‘Tales and Rails Tour’ for a fully escorted tour of Wellington’s Cable Car and Museums.

If you are looking for that distinctive gift, the Museum Shop offers the very best of New Zealand made craft, jewellery and children’s gifts, not to mention a wide range of specialist books.

Open daily from 10am – 5pm and with free entry, the Museum of Wellington is the place to come and discover the captivating tales of our wonderful city!

Education Services

The Museum of Wellington Education Service provides guided museum visits, hands-on workshops, resources and information for teachers and students.  A Teacher Resource is provided free on booking.

Students $1-00
Teachers and adults free of charge

Bookings are essential to obtain a Pre-visit Pack, including free Teacher Resource.

To book, phone or email the Education Coordinator James Dickson
Phone: (04) 496-1943
Fax: (04) 496-1949

Write to:
Museum of Wellington
Education Service
P O Box 893

Open daily 10am – 5pm except Christmas Day

Free entry
Group guided tours (booking required) $2 per person
Schools $1 per student
‘Ship & Chip Tour’ – $38.50 per person
‘Tales & Rails Tour’ – $29 per person
Free family tours every Sunday at 2pm

Gift store, education services, disabled access and toilets, function hire, public and coach parking.

Museum of Wellington
Queens Wharf
PO Box 893

Ph: (04) 472 8904