The showcase of the estimable New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts (founded 1882), the Academy Galleries presents frequently changing...
Stretch your tendons with indoor rock climbing (adult/child $15/10), cruise the waterfront wearing in-line skates ($20 for two hours) or...
New Zealand Portrait Gallery
Housed in the heritage waterfront Shed 11, with its red-brick walls and terracotta tiles, this excellent gallery presents a diverse...
Refined but certainly not uptight (how could you be in Wellington?), this long-and-lofty establishment occupies the gloriously renovated...
Bond Store, Queens Wharf · interesting places nearby
Wellington Museum information
For an imaginative, interactive experience of Wellington’s social and maritime history, swing into the Wellington Museum, occupying an 1892 Bond Store. Highlights include a moving documentary on the Wahine, the interisland ferry that sank in the harbour in 1968 with the loss of 51 lives. Māori legends are dramatically told using tiny holographic actors and special effects. The new 'Attic' exhibition space opened in 2015.