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Old St Paul's is currently closed for strengthening and upgrade work. Estimated to reopen January 2020.

Breathtakingly beautiful - Wellington's iconic Old St Paul's is one of New Zealand's greatest heritage places and one of the best examples of timber Gothic Revival architecture in the world. A 'must-see' experience on your visit to Wellington.

Old St Paul's is a place of living history, a place that tells the stories - not only of the church but the people of Wellington and the historic suburb of Thorndon.

Constructed in 1866 entirely from native timbers, the glowing interior is enhanced by stunning stained glass.

  • Join a guided tour and hear about the wonderful and sometimes quirky stories of the church, its site and its people on their journey from colony to independent nation.
  • Visit the Gift and all-year-around Christmas Shop at Old St Paul's, which features exquisite gifts, NZ keepsakes and beautiful Christmas decorations. Specialising in locally made goods, there is something to suit every taste.

Old St Paul's is just a few minutes stroll from the CBD and its amenities.

Closed Christmas Day, Good Friday and for short periods during private functions, and special ceremonies.