Top Historical Places in Wellington

Are you looking to explore the history of Wellington through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Wellington including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Wellington. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Wellington ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Wellington, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Wellington for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Wellington with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Weta Cave

    4.5 (1220 Votes)
    Weta Cave

    Outdoors, Cave, Historical Site, Entertainment

    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 the spellbinding stuff! They also have a mini mu...Read more
  2. Museum Of Wellington City And Sea

    Museum, Waterfront, Educational Site, Entertainment

    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 uses holographic special effects to tell the sto...Read more
  3. Old St. Pauls

    4.6 (1279 Votes)
    Old St. Pauls

    Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    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. Th...Read more
  4. Sacred Heart Cathedral

    4.5 (1194 Votes)
    Sacred Heart Cathedral

    Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    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.
  5. Matiu

    4.8 (384 Votes)

    Outdoors, Island, Educational Site, Historical Site

    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 on the island include picnicking, bird watching...Read more
  6. Wrights Hill Fortress

    4.7 (344 Votes)
    Wrights Hill Fortress

    Outdoors, Educational Site, War Memorial, Fort

    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 historic landmark. The fortress is not accessible ...Read more
  7. The Colonial Cottage Museum

    4.5 (835 Votes)
    The Colonial Cottage Museum

    Museum, History Museum, Historical Site, Architecture

    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 early 1830s to the 1970s. Outside the cottage is ...Read more