Wellington is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Wellington one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Wellington is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Wellington or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Wellington. Explore the historical monuments of Wellington with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Wellington guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Wellington page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Wellington landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Wellington.
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Queens Wharf, 3 Jervois Quay, Wellington
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Housed in a heritage building along the waterfront, the Museum of Wellington City and Sea is ranked as one of the 50 Best Museums in the World by The Times UK. It is a popular museum and offers an insight into the rich history of Wellington. Kids as well as adults enjoy the interactive exhibitions. Along with traditional exhibits, the museum also u...
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34 Mulgrave Street, Thordon, Wellington 6011
09:30 am - 05:00 pm
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 int...
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Corner Camperdown Road & Weka Street, Miramar, Wellington, New Zealand
09:00 am - 05:30 pm
Weta is an Oscar winning visual effects company based in Wellington. At the Weta Cave, you get a guided tour to see behind-the-scenes action happening at Weta Workshop and the impressive work created by them. You get to see some of the props and models they have created over the years and also get to learn about the processes they use to make all t...
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30 Hill Street, Pipitea 6011, Wellington
08:00 am - 04:00 pm
An architectural gem, the Sacred Heart Cathedral is also known as the Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Wellington. Located in the parliamentary precinct, the cathedral is an integral part of the lives of people of Wellington. Head over to the cathedral for spiritual enrichment.
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Matiu/Somes Island, Lower Hutt 5012, New Zealand
08:30 am - 05:00 pm
Having an intriguing history, the Matiu/ Somes Island used to be occupied by Maori for generations. In more recent times however, the island has served as a human and animal quarantine station and a military defence camp. Today, the island is part of the Department of Conservation scientific and historic reserve and is open to tourists. Activities ...
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Wrights Hill Road, Karori, Wellington
10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Constructed during World War II, the Wrights Hill Fortress is a circular artillery embankment that consists mostly of long underground tunnels buried as deep as 50 feet deep in the earth. The fort was meant to have three large guns positioned on the above ground portion during the war. Today, the Wrights Hill Fortress has been restored and is a his...
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68 Nairn Street, Wellington, New Zealand
12:01 am - 12:00 am
An architecturally alluring building and built in 1858, the Colonial Cottage is Wellington's oldest original cottage and used to house the Wallis family who lived there for three generations. The cottage has now been converted into a museum and exhibits the lives and events of Wellington's history. It also portrays how life used to be during the ea...