The Museum "Te Papa Tongorewa" is the National Museum of New Zealand. It is located directly on the harbor basin and is easy to reach via the "Wellington Waterfront Walk". The Maori name means "place of the treasures of the country". The "Museum of New Zealand" has a very diverse collection from Maori cult objects, paintings, photography to botanical and zoological objects. A main focus is on the history of New Zealand. Anyone who wants to get an overview of the culture and history of the country, should plan a visit to this beautiful museum. For current information on entrance fees and opening hours hit the link below.
The "City Gallery Wellington" is a contemporary art exhibition hall with artists from New Zealand and around the world. Located on the "Wellington Waterfront", the museum is housed in the former library building on Civic Square. The museum has a café and a museum shop. Current exhibitions, opening times and admission prices check out the link of the City Gallery.
The "Museum of Wellington" shows the history of New Zealand's capital in a very good exhibition. The museum provides insights into the beginnings of Wellington's Maori story, the first European explorers and the history of seafaring in the South Pacific. Very beautiful showrooms that bring history back to life. More information on the website of the Wellington Museum.
The Wellington Cable Car is the main attraction of the city. Hardly any visitor can escape the fantastic view over Wellington. The "Cable Car Museum" is located on top of the mountain and shows the history of the cable car. The Wellington Cable Car was opened in 1902, the museum exhibits historic railway cars and engines. See the beautiful Grip Car No. 3, one of the first cars that has been restored.
In the Carter Observatory is the museum "Space Place". The exhibition shows the telescope of Thomas Cook and explains the astronomical navigation of the Maori. The planetarium offers an insight into the night sky of the southern hemisphere. For more information about the museum check out the link.