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Cable Car Museum

Cable Car Museum

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Ranked #5 in Wellington Must-Visit Museums
Open from 9:30am-5:00pm (Local time)
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"The Wellington Cable Car Museum (Cable Car Museum) is located at the Botanic Garden cable car station on the top of the hill. The museum has a small area and introduces the past and present of the cable car system to the audience and the basic situation of cable car operation. The Wellington Cable Car departs from Lambton Quay Street, with a total length of 612 meters, a crawling 120 meters, and an operating time of five minutes. Board the cable car from the bustling business district to get a bird's eye view of Wellington city and the vast coast. The terminal is the entrance to the top of Wellington Botanic Garden. The cable car museum is free to visit. The museum is on the site of the earliest cable car winch house. The birth and development of the cable car is the need of Wellington's economic and social development. The businessman Martin Kennedy first proposed the idea of building a cable car, which persuaded the UPLAND real estate developer to join the plan to build a new suburb near Wellington, using cable cars to facilitate residents' travel and close contact with the city center. Construction of the cable car system started in 1899, and it ran for the first time on February 22, 1902, with more than 4,000 people riding on the first weekend. In 1904, a trailer was added to the cable car to increase the number of passengers. Electricity replaced steam in 1933 as the driving force for cable cars. After 1978, the cable car adopted a new Swiss-designed operating system until today. The cable car museum displays two decommissioned cable cars. The current cable car body is red. The previous car design is very British and antique. A hoist gear that was originally used for the cable car to drive to a steep slope, showing the earliest operating mode of the cable car."