Great Museums You Should Visit in Wellington, New Zealand

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Just like every capital of a major country, Wellington is home to many amazing museums that are worthy of your time. These three will make your visit to this city in New Zealand even more fulfilling.

Te Papa Museum              

New Zealand’s national museum gets over 1.5 million visits every year, and for a good reason. The main purpose of Te Papa Tongarewa aka Container of Treasures is to explore New Zealand’s national identity, and it houses everything from fossils to modern art.

Space Place (Carter Observatory)

If you’ve always dreamed of exploring outer space, Space Place is simply unmissable. It features a public museum with a focus on space and New Zealand’s astronomy and a planetarium with two large telescopes.

Cable Car Museum    

Wellington is one of the cities that used to have a well-developed cable car system, and this part of its history is still cherished. You can explore it at the Cable Car Museum, which houses the original winding machinery for Wellington’s cable car system.