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  The museum at Queen's Wharf.
by Kakapo2
 
 

This fabulous small museum is located in an historic building at Queen?s Wharf. It displays Wellington?s social history and maritime past, with videos, holographs, models and relics. It has the best information and displays about the Wahine disaster, New Zealand?s best known maritime tragedy. 53 people lost their lives on 10 April 1968 when the Wahine ferry sank in Wellington Harbour in a horrible storm.

More info about this disaster in my tip about Frank Kitts Park.

Open daily 10am ? 5pm

Entry free.

Other interesting museums:
New Zealand Police Museum (Papakowhai Road, Porirua)
Petone Settlers Museum (on the Petone foreshore)
Colonial Cottage Museum (68 Nairn Street), in central Wellington?s oldest remaining building

Address: Queen?s Wharf
Phone: (04) 472 8904
Website: http://www.museumofwellington.co.nz

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 16, 2008
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