The Museum of Wellington City and Sea explores the maritime connection that ties Wellington so closely to the sea.
Mixing historical displays with cutting-edge technology, the museum brings history alive with maritime artifacts, interactive exhibits, holographs, audio-visual displays and documentaries screened on a giant cinema screen.
The museum is spread over 3 floors of the restored 1892 Bond Store warehouse. The building is a feature in its own right, with historic timber beams and virtual vermin to set the scene.
Another highlight is the sailing ship conservation project known as Plimmer’s Ark.
The Museum of Wellington is near Lambton Quay on the waterfront in the city center.