Speciality Museums in Wellington

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Speciality Museums in Wellington

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  • yogimon
    Blenheim, New Zealand36 contributions
    Awesome place for whole family. We saw the Rita Angus show and that was fantastic along with natural NZ exhibits. Ever seen a Moa skeleton? Very cool.
    Written 3 May 2022
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  • flyingeagle2223
    Dunedin, New Zealand317 contributions
    for ages I have seen this war memorial either on tv or in pictures and have always wanted to go and visit, personally I quite like seeing all the different war memorials there are around, so I made sure I had the time to be able to come and see this memorial when I had visited Wellington, I would have gone along to the Dawn service there also, maybe next time when I go back. Once again a pretty amazing Memorial
    Written 9 July 2021
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  • roaming_kiwi58
    Christchurch, New Zealand2,707 contributions
    This is an interesting small museum at the top of the cable car. It is free entry. There are lots of interesting old photos and some short films to watch as well. Also a souvenir shop if you are looking for some shopping. It was extremely quiet when we were there on a Sunday in May. Great views from the top of the cable car.
    Written 6 June 2021
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  • Ken
    6 contributions
    Excellent- house garden, information and even the Dolls House “I seen the lamp”! The home has been beautifully restored.
    Written 14 November 2020
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  • JacqiB
    Wellington, New Zealand151 contributions
    Fascinating slice of history shown int his cottage that was owned and lived in by three generations of one family who built it in the mid-1800s. I highly recommend the guided tour with the very informative and interesting guide (my group had Emma). Don't miss the rooms upstairs or the scullery and outhoue and the garden with the chooks (hens).
    Written 27 February 2021
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  • criochi
    London, UK62 contributions
    We had an amazing time there! This is a fan museum made by a fan for fans. You start with a little video about their journey through LOTR and then you get to dress your favourite character’s clothes. Kathy’s enthusiasm is contagious and even those who don’t care about LOTR will have an amazing experience.
    Written 4 February 2020
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  • Dale K
    Sydney, Australia56 contributions
    This is a small museum locate at the entrance to the Reserve Bank building. Entry is free and there is a good display of the history of currency. They even give you a bag of $1300 though it is shredded. A good experience and worth a visit.
    Written 16 May 2019
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  • Jamuel E
    Wellington, New Zealand218 contributions
    This an amazing hidden gem. And it shouldn’t be so hidden it feels tucked away in a corner. That would be my only downside.

    This is not a very big flashy exhibit but rather it is more an important one for anyone to visit to learn about one of NZ’s most important events in its history hence the 5 star review. It’s amazing to have these documents in wellington to look at and they have done well to tell the story and history around it. Can’t wait to be back to spend more time here.
    Written 8 November 2018
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  • cpcog
    Wellington, New Zealand1,329 contributions
    It is a small museum. You can go there with some donation. There are a few old trams inside. I guess the most attractive part is riding on the tram runs between Queen Elisabeth park and whareroa beach. It is about 2km long! It costs $12 for unlimited rides. I wont say the view of the journey would be very special but the experience is rather nice
    Written 5 April 2021
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  • Avidor T
    London, UK58 contributions
    Small tattoo shop that's somehow turned a "museum". Been chatting to the desk guy for a bit (because that was the most interesting thing to do there) and suddenly his boss comes up in the most rude way possible telling me "we're trying to do some work here so maybe f*** off already", with some intimidating gestures added.

    Can't believe I even considered getting a tattoo at his shop. Worst experience I've ever had and still shocked this shameful place bears the word "national" in it. Never seen anything like that.
    Written 6 October 2019
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  • Londinium
    Brussels, Belgium868 contributions
    This museum is free and a bit tricky to find as you need to enter a building on The Terrace, walk through then follow the sign. It’s self-guided, there are headphones near the entrance. You can see an old cell, weapons made by prisoners, old and current uniforms, but also learn about the reinsertion programme which is quite impressive. There is a short movie explaining what happens once someone is arrested by the police. Interesting museum to visit if you have some time.
    Written 14 December 2018
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  • Flexitraveller
    Singapore, Singapore26 contributions
    This is not a place you can visit without permission. Please seek permission or approval over phone / email if you are intend to visit in a non game day. One can donate optionally, I did because they stayed open just for me on the day of my visit. It is not just for the museum, but the whole Basin reserve ground view would be splendid if viewed from there. So please make a visit if you are a real cricket fan !
    Written 2 April 2017
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  • Gemma R
    Wellington, New Zealand360 contributions
    want to see a lot of money like you see in safes of movies? lol have a wee squizz at this place. It isn't overly big but it is very interesting and worth having a look if you have time to spare. located at the bottom of the terrace so walking distance from near parlimant building and town.
    Written 9 April 2018
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  • Edith3032
    Whanganui, New Zealand49 contributions
    This is a very welcoming and relaxed accommodation provider. Being part of the Home of Compassion the life and business of the Sisters carries on around the property. However everyone is extremely welcoming, warm and friendly and such old world pleasures such as having the option to have breakfast (Continental provided) in a common dining room with other guests adds to the relaxed nature of the place. The rooms are not equipped to the same standard as an inner city hotel but are perfectly adequate for a relaxed stay and the price reflects that. It is tucked away on a very private property in Island Bay.
    Written 22 February 2019
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  • Tayla Williams
    1 contribution
    I bought a honeysuckle perfume from Fragrifert and it smells delicious! The service was amazing- Francesco was so kind and helpful! The entire vibe of the store is so cool as well. Will be coming back to try another perfume when mine runs out!!
    Written 30 January 2022
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