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Discover Wellington's rich social and cultural history at this museum, set within a remarkable 1892 heritage building. Explore its collection of over 95,000 artefacts, engage with interactive exhibits, and watch films on a grand cinema screen that spans three floors. Celebrating the city's maritime heritage, early Māori and European settlement, and its growth over 150 years as New Zealand's capital, the museum breathes life into Wellington's stories.
Do & See
Most of the major attractions are within easy walking distance from the hotels, restaurants and bars. There are plenty of historical and cultural sights to choose from, like the National Museum (Te Papa) and the City Gallery Wellington. If you are a "Lord of the Rings" fan, then you should definitely take the tour around the location where the movie was filmed. There are also many great excursions to choose from such as a trip to the Somes-Maitu Island or exploring the wildlife at Karori.