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Museum of Wellington City & Sea - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

A panorama showing the outside of the Museum of Wellington City & Sea on Queens Wharf.

Museum of Wellington City & Sea - FURTHER INFORMATION

Museum of Wellington City & Sea - Wellington visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Museum of Wellington City & Sea' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Wellington Region.

The Museum of Wellington City & Sea stands at the entrance to Queens Wharf and Harbourside in Wellington.

The museum is a popular tourist attraction, is free to enter, and has been voted one of the best museums in the city. Inside, visitors find the story and history of Wellington, with a focus on it's long association with the sea. There are panoramas showing some of the items on display from the various collections.

The museum contains 6 collections:

  • Object Collection - the largest collection in the museum includes the Pain collection of Mãori taonga, boats, communications equipment, furniture, lifesaving equipment, machinery/tools, medals and coins, navigation equipment, ship fittings and equipment, ship models and tableware.
  • Charts and Plans - collection of maritime charts and plans of New Zealand showing how understanding of the country developed over time.
  • Artwork Collection - contains over 1200 original pieces from maritime artists.
  • Ephemera - printed material associated with all aspects of shipping, both commercial and tourist related.
  • Image Collection - over 30,000 prints and 10,000 negatives along with various other film archives.
  • Textile Collection - Uniforms, flags, linens, and more associated with various sectors of the shipping and leisure industries.
In all, about 5% of the collections is on display within the public galleries at any one time.

ADDRESS

Museum of Wellington City & Sea
Queens Wharf
1 Jervois Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4 472 8904



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Queens Wharf is off Jervis Quay



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