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Welcome to the Wellington Museums Trust


Wellington is a vibrant capital city, which offers visitors and residents alike an exciting mix of arts, cultural and heritage attractions. For more than a decade the Wellington Museums Trust has been a key mover on the scene; stimulating, challenging and delighting our audiences.

Around 700,000 people come to visit, see a show, go to an exhibition or attend a school programme at our facilities each year. We make a strong contribution to the region’s tourism and preserve a significant part of Wellington’s heritage through our museum collections and our stewardship of many of its historic buildings.

The Wellington Museums Trust manages City Gallery Wellington, Capital E, Wellington Museum, Cable Car Museum, Space Place at Carter Observatory and Nairn Street Cottage, and manages the New Zealand Cricket Museum jointly with the New Zealand Cricket Museum Trust.

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Top 50

Wellington Museum voted one of the world's top 50 museums by UK Newspaper The Times

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Wellington: A Capital Destination for Education

A research project led by Wellington Museums Trust, with support from Ben Parsons & Associates and funding from Wellington City Council.


Links to Wellington Museums Trust facilities >City Gallery Wellington >Carter Observatory >New Zealand Cricket Museum