Old St. Pauls1279 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 34 Mulgrave Street, Thordon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +64-44736722
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Cathedral
Beautiful beyond words, the Old St. Paul’s church is an iconic building of Wellington. And it is one of New Zealand's greatest heritage places. The church proves to be one of the best examples of timber Gothic Revival architecture. A must visit while on your tour of Wellington. Constructed in 1866 entirely from native timbers, the glowing interior is enhanced by stunning stained glass. They also have guided tours where you’ll get to know wonderful and sometimes quirky stories of the church.
Entrance Ticket Details For Old St. Pauls
- Guided Tour: $5 per person.
- Although entry is free, donations are accepted graciously.
Old St. Pauls Hours
- Closed on for short periods during private functions.
- Currently closed for seismic strengthening and will reopen in May 2020.
How to Reach Old St. Pauls
- Mulgrave Street – near Old St Paul's bus stop
- Wellington Railway station
- Wellington Central (ferries and busses)
- Single File Cafe
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70.35% of people who visit Wellington include Old St. Pauls in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
47.41% of people start their Old St. Pauls visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Old St. Pauls
67.67% of people prefer walking in order to reach Old St. Pauls
Old St. Pauls Reviews & Ratings
This Anglican completely wooden church was built between 1865 - 1866 and is now a tourist attraction in Wellington. It is quite an imposing structure simple due to the style the architecture used. It is used for normal services and weddings here are very popular. I found out that a team of eight carpenters were contracted to complete the building and they did a great job. It is situated in Mulgrave Street if you want to visit on your own, it would be worth it.
More than 150 years old, this is one of the most beautiful Churches that I have seen across the Globe. Built with local Timber, the windows have stained glass. Its walking distance from Parliament Building. We were probably among the last visitors as the Church was to be closed for repair work. It requires strengthening to safeguard the structure during earthquakes. Due to its historical importance and beautiful structure, its a sought after place for weddings and other functions.
A beautifully presented and kept old church. I was lucky to see it. It will be closed from May for 6 months for renovation. They are raising money to earthquake strengthen the building. There is also a small shop at the back of the church. I believe it was one of the first churches in Wellington.
The oldest Wooden church at early day British bought it from Maori and still maintain in a good condition, BTW donation is required even entrance is free. Worth to support the church maintenance.
Fantastic, so unusual to see a wooden church inside and out that is so ornate and old. Loved it and think it should be on the top places to see in Wellington. Don't miss it!