Top 3 Museums to Visit in Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand. Photo by Christian on Unsplash

From the rich history and amazing architecture to many stunning natural attractions, Wellington has something in store for everyone including passionate museum dwellers. The capital of New Zealand is home to some of the best museums in the entire country and here are three that deserve a spot on your travel itinerary.

Te Papa Tongarewa

The Museum of New Zealand aka Te Papa Tongarewa serves as the country’s national museum and it welcomes over 1.5 million annual visitors. Its name literarily translates as “container of treasures”, perfectly summing up its goal to track the rich history of New Zealand, ranging from its native culture to modern art.

Cable Car Museum

Due to the city’s hilly terrain, Wellington was once known for its well-developed cable car system and its legacy lives on. Wellington Cable Car is one of the symbols of the city and you can use it to reach Cable Car Museum, located in the original winding house.

Space Place (Carter Observatory)

If you’re an astronomy lover visiting Wellington, this should be the first place you check out in this city. Space Place is New Zealand’s most impressive astronomy and space museum and it offers interactive exhibits and a planetarium with two giant telescopes.