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Located on the waterfront is Wellington's award winning social history museum where students explore the environment, events and people that define our capital city.

The Museum is renowned for its innovative approach. Carefully researched and interactive exhibitions encourage students to explore, touch, question, research and learn.

Exhibitions take students back a thousand years and step by step, lead them to a vibrant present-day Wellington. Stories unfold using both the latest technology and traditional displays. A giant cinema screen stretches up all three levels of an entire wall. Ma-ori legends are retold in dramatic and intriguing shows with special effects.

Education programmes focus students' thinking through visual, auditory and kinaesthetic cues and are designed for all levels and learning styles.

Collaborative programmes with other facilities enhance learning opportunities. The Museum is within walking distance of the Cable Car Museum, Space Place at Carter Observatory, City Gallery, Nairn Street Cottage, Capital E, Old St Paul's, Parliament, Te Aro Pa and Te Papa.

Bookings are essential. For the latest information on programmes, exhibitions and events see our website. To arrange a visit contact the Museum's Education Service.

Ship 'n Chip Tour

Option 1: groups of 25-80

An all-in-one booking includes a harbour adventure and learning experiences at Wellington Museum, Queens Wharf, Matiu/Somes Island and Petone Settlers Museum.

Includes learning resources, ferry transfers and fish & chips lunches. Tour runs 8.45 am - 3pm. $26/person.

Option 2: groups of less than 40

This shorter, two-stop Ship 'n Chip Trip includes comprehensive experiences at Wellington Museum, Queens Wharf and Matiu/Somes Island.

Includes learning resources, ferry transfers and fish & chips lunches. Tour runs 10am - 3.30pm. $21.50/person.

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