"The relocated Museum Hotel" Top 5 Page for this destination Wellington Favorite Tip by Kakapo2

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  The hotel had to go for Te Papa.
by Kakapo2

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This is not an accommodation tip as I have not stayed at the Museum Hotel which sits at a fabulous location next to Te Papa. I write about it because it formerly sat at the place where you now find Te Papa, and it was relocated in 1993 to make way for the new national museum. It was the biggest structure ever moved in New Zealand.

It took four months to loosen the building from its foundations, and only two days to move it 120 metres across the road on a railway. The hotel reopened five month after the spectacular shift.

If you are interested in details, read the full story of the relocation on the hotel?s website

In the hotel they have a model of the relocation.

If you want to stay at hotel ? rates start at about $ 150 (weekend; up to 325 for a two bedroom suite), and during the week from $ 185. Weekend packages including breakfast buffet and a bottle of bubbly for $239, with three-course dinner for two $ 279. (Prices as April 2008)

Address: 90 Cable Street, Wellington 6011


Phone (04) 802 8900, (0800) 994 335

Website: http://www.museumhotel.co.nz/index.html

Email: info@museumhotel.co.nz

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 16, 2008
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