Unravel the secrets of Wellington’s social, cultural and maritime brilliance by exploring the impressive Museum of Wellington City & Sea. Found within Bond Store, visitors staying at Wellington New Zealand hotels would do well to take a tour of this enthralling edifice. A Wellington city hotel in the likes of Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay can be considered from where one can schedule an entire day at this museum.
Opened in 1972, the museum showcases the value that the city of Wellington possesses. The section titles ‘By The Sea We Celebrate’ looks at the maritime history of the area while those wanting a dose of Maori culture can examine ‘Te Whanganui-a-Tara where even details of the early European settlers are on show. Trace the history of Wellington which has undergone many a change in the past 100 years by visiting the 20th century gallery which continues to attract visitors of all ages. Denoting a fine blend of age-old architectural features coupled with state of the art technology, the museum is seen as one of the cultural landmarks of the ‘windy city’. Managed by the Museums Trust, the premises is also home to the Plimmer’s Ark Display which depicts the remnants of an 1848 sailing vessel discovered during the restoration efforts carried out on the Old Bank Arcade.
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