The best museums in Wellington in March 2023

These are the top 10 best museums in Wellington, New Zealand, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

For a complete overview of museums in Wellington, their exhibitions and discount cards & passes, see our overview page with all museums in Wellington.

These are the best museums in Wellington:

  1. The Wētā Cave1

    The Wētā Cave

    Place where extraordinary things happen! This workshop creates facilities for Hollywood movies such as Avatar, Lord of the Rings or King Kong.
  2. City Gallery Wellington2

    City Gallery Wellington

    The City Gallery Wellington ( Māori : Te Whare Toi ) is an art gallery in Wellington , New Zealand . The gallery was first opened in 1980 in a different building.
  3. Space Place3

    Space Place

    Space Place at Carter Observatory (or simply Space Place ) is an observatory in Wellington, New Zealand , located at the top of the Wellington Botanic Garden . The site was originally home to the Wellington City Observatory (nicknamed "The Tin Shed"), established in 1924. This was demolished and rep
  4. Cable Car Museum4

    Cable Car Museum

    Enter freely into the museum which brings alive the old cable cars once driving in the city. Try to image the old elegant days.
  5. Nairn Street Cottage5

    Nairn Street Cottage

    Nairn Street Cottage is Wellington's oldest original cottage. It was originally built by the Wallis family, who lived in the cottage for three generations. Tours of the cottage are available to hear about these early British colonists and their descendants, and the garden is open daily during daylig
  6. Archives New Zealand6

    Archives New Zealand

    Archives New Zealand ( Māori : Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga ) is New Zealand's national archive and the official guardian of its public archives. As the government's recordkeeping authority, it administers the Public Records Act 2005 and promotes good information management throughout government.
  7. Katherine Mansfield House & Garden7

    Katherine Mansfield House & Garden

    Katherine Mansfield House and Garden (formerly known as Katherine Mansfield Birthplace) was the early childhood home of Katherine Mansfield , a prominent New Zealand author. The building, located in Thorndon , Wellington , is classified as a "Category I" historic place by Heritage New Zealand .
  8. New Zealand Portrait Gallery8

    New Zealand Portrait Gallery

  9. New Zealand Cricket Museum9

    New Zealand Cricket Museum

    Read about history of cricket in New Zealand. Get to know the best stars. Peep in the Basin Reserve stadium where everything is happening.
  10. Reserve Bank of New Zealand10

    Reserve Bank of New Zealand

    Unique occasion to explore how the world of money is really functioning and what is the history of New Zealand economy. All answers are here.

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