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Wellington, New Zealand Museums – Virtual Tour

Museums in Wellington, New Zealand - Virtual Tour

Museums in Wellington, New Zealand – Virtual Tour

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital city located at the south-western tip of the North Island. It is the world’s windiest city and the world’s southernmost capital of a sovereign state. 

Situated near the geographic center of the country, in 1839 it was chosen as the first major planned settlement for British immigrants coming to New Zealand.

The settlement was named in honor of Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington and victor of the Battle of Waterloo.

As the nation’s capital since 1865, the New Zealand Government and Parliament, the Supreme Court, and most of the civil service are based in the city.

Despite being smaller than Auckland, Wellington the city is home to some of New Zealand’s leading museums. 

Museums in Wellington, New Zealand

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa is the national museum of New Zealand. It is commonly known as Te Papa and Our Place. 

“Te Papa Tongarewa,” the full Maori language name of the museum, translates to “the place of treasures of this land.”

Museums in Wellington, New Zealand

  • City:                                Wellington
  • Island:                             North Island, New Zealand
  • Settled by Europeans     1839
  • Population:                     400,000
  • Country:                         New Zealand

Maori New Zealand Proverbs, Quotes, and Sayings

Museums in Wellington, New Zealand – Map

Museums in Wellington, New Zealand

Museums in Wellington, New Zealand

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“Turn your face toward the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.”
– Maori Proverb

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Photo Credit: By Aidan [CC BY 2.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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