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Ranked as one of the 50 Best Museums in the World by The Times UK, this popular museum takes you back a thousand years and leads you to a vibrant present day Wellington.

Housed in a significant heritage building on the waterfront, the museum offers a wonderful insight into the rich social and cultural history of Wellington, complementing Te Papa's stories of the nation.

The interactive and exciting exhibitions engage visitors of all ages. Traditional museum techniques combine with holographic special effects, recreations and interactive exhibits to take you on a journey through Wellington's past, present and future.

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

Our newest exhibition, The Attic, opened to the public in November 2015. Telling quirky and curious stories about Wellington city and region, this new permanent exhibition is located in the newly opened third floor. From Aliens to Artists, Vampires, VIPs and a tail or two, you never know what you’ll find in The Attic.

Have a look at the guided tours we offer:

Ship 'N Chip Tour

Tales and Rails Tour

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