Must-Visit Museums in Wellington

Here is the list of 5 Must-Visit Museums in Wellington

1. National War Museum, Wellington

National War Museum, Wellington

The National War Memorial is dedicated to the several soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country during the first and the second World War. It is also dedicated to the men, women and children who died during those wars and conflicts. The National War Memorial consists of two buildings from two different eras – the National War Memorial Carillon (1932) and the Hall of Memories (1964) and, in front these buildings, the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior (2004). Four Rolls of Honour consist of the names and ranks of 28,654 men and women of New Zealand.

2. Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington

Located on the Cable Street waterfront in Wellington, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is the massive National Museum of New Zealand. Inaugurated in 1998, the museum is an amalgamated space from National Art Gallery and the original National Museum sprawling over six floors. Colloquially known as Te Papa, which loosely translates to “Our Place”, the museum is thronged by more than 1.5 million people every year owing to its brilliant collection of treasures that include Maori artefacts, fossils and facts from natural history and environment etc.

3. Weta Cave Mini Museum

Weta Cave Mini Museum

Weta Cave is the hub of the famous props and studio tours which is a major tourist attraction located 8 kms east of the city centre in Miramar. Museum built inside the premise. The mini museum has on display several artefacts and miniatures of the props and stuff created by the Weta Workshop, used in the films that they have been used in.

4. Wellington Museum, Wellington

Wellington Museum, Wellington

Recently listed in The Times, London under the 50 most voted museums across the world, Wellington museum has come up as a focal tourist location for tourists from far and wide. It is located on Queen Wharfs, Wellington in New Zealand occupying the historic Bond Store, formerly known to keep the cargo loads by maritime ships and sailors on the Wellington harbor. It is a mere two-minute walk from the Lambton Quay which is centrally located on the map of Wellington and the route can easily be availed by a cable car.

5. Wellington Cable Car Museum

Wellington Cable Car Museum

Situated inside the Original Winding House, Cable Top Museum tells the story of the cable cars. It also houses two of the original cars and winding gear. One of the vehicles is red, which has a 1970s livery. And the other is green which was restored in 2005. This is one of the top attractions in the city.

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