Museums of Wellington
Te Papa Museum (Photo Courtesy: JShook)
Wellington is capital of New Zealand that lies on the Southern edge of North Island. Wellington lies central to New Zealand and offers good weather all round the year.
Wellington is recommended for any heritage traveller for being home to a wide range of Museums. Apart from the national museum of New Zealand Te Papa Museum, there are quite a few that are recommended for a heritage traveller.
Museum of Wellington City & Sea: Housed in a heritage building, the museum offers an insight into the rich social and cultural history of Wellington.
Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Museum: The childhood home of one of New Zealand's most famous writers has been restored to match the stories.
New Zealand Cricket Museum: The New Zealand Cricket Museum is the heritage arm of New Zealand Cricket team and houses a wealth of cricket treasures and artefacts. Entry is allowed by prior appointment only. The library attached to the museum is allowed for walk-in guests.
Cable Car Museum: The Cable Car Museum is housed in the historic 1902 Winding House and boasts of two of the three original grip cars and the historic winding gear. The unique transport system was instrumental in linking Wellington harbours and hills.
Old Saint Paul's: The iconic Old St Paul’s constructed in 1866 and is an example of timber Gothic Revival architecture. The museum provides insight into the history of the church and the people of Wellington.