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old government buildings
Top 4 in Must-Visit Museums

4.1/5
28 Reviews
Historical ArchitectureExhibition
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-3 hours
Address: 55 Lambton Quay,Wellington,6011
Phone: +64-4-4724341

What people are saying:

I walked to this place by accident. This government building felt like I couldn't enter. I found that all the doors were closed. I could only look at the building from the outside, and I felt that it still had its own style. Not bad.

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  • Sus1952
    Sus1952
    Palmerston North, New Zealand
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    Wonderful building

    This is the largest wooden office building in the world and well worth seeing. It is free to go in and you can see so much. There are really good information boards explaining the history when the bui...

    Reviewed on /Date(1603577817000+0800)/
  • Martin S K
    Martin S K
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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    Striking Architecture, Craftsmanship, and Renovation Worth a Visit

    Built in 1876 of native New Zealand kauri wood to look like limestone, this building housed the country's civil service, parliament ministers, and cabinet rooms for decades. Now home to Victoria Unive...

    Reviewed on /Date(1586487778000+0800)/
  • BoardingPass510491
    BoardingPass510491
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    The Tour was special

    This 144 year old building was a fantastic place to visit. Book and do the tour as the information/stories you are told and given about the building make it come alive. Well worth the $5.

    Reviewed on /Date(1584373502000+0800)/
  • GillianJoh
    GillianJoh
    Birmingham, West Midlands, England
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    Worth a visit

    The old building is beautifully kep and the volunteer guide was full of enthusiasm and knowledge making the place have a true place in Wellington.

    Reviewed on /Date(1583157697000+0800)/
  • CarolDM1900
    CarolDM1900
    Montpelier, Vermont
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    Beautiful Restoration: 19th c. Italianate Style Built w/Native Timber

    This building, dating from 1876, once housed the entire NZ civil service as well as government ministers and the cabinet. Now the Law Faculty of Victoria University of Wellington, it is open to weeke...

    Reviewed on /Date(1583137233000+0800)/

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