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Wellington Cathedral of St Paul

The sheer size of the building takes one's breath away. Wellington Cathedral (adjacent to Parliament) has a lot to offer classes exploring Wellington, from music to architecture and art

The sheer size of the building takes one's breath away. Wellington Cathedral (adjacent to Parliament) has a lot to offer classes exploring Wellington, from music to architecture and art - there are many possibilities. For the social sciences curriculum, the Cathedral offers memorials and insights into the following concepts:

Identity and culture. Memorials, displays and stained glass windows celebrate concepts such as women's rights and membership of the armed forces, as well as the Christian community.

Continuity and change. Visit the Gallipoli monument or the huge stained glass window tribute to the Holmes shipping line; explore the flag room housing flags from NZ regiments - as well as the one reputedly carried by Sir Edmund Hillary to the South Pole. Aspects of New Zealand history are reflected in many ways through the art and the memorials in the Cathedral.

The Cathedral has enough space for groups to move around - including the spiral staircase up the bell tower for the energetic.
Bookings are essential. It is also worth checking in advance to see if there are any special displays planned. Tributes to scouting, images from Darfur, art exhibitions, organ donation, conservation - these have all been celebrated in the Cathedral over the last year.

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