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Beehive, Wellington

Of all the eclectic Parliament buildings spread over the 45,000 square metre site in Lambton Quay, the Beehive stands out for its unique architecture.

Of all the eclectic Parliament buildings spread over the 45,000 square metre site in Lambton Quay, the Beehive stands out for its unique architecture. Housing the executive wing, this building from 1979 resembles a traditional woven form of beehive known as a "skep". The 72 metre tall 10-storey structure was conceptualized by Scottish architect Sir Basil Spence, with detailed architectural design by New Zealand government architect Fergus Sheppard. It features murals and artworks by noted New Zealand artists. It has the offices of the Prime Minister, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and other ministers, as well as meeting spaces, MPs' and other dining rooms, bars and lounges, and television and radio interview rooms. The Parliament’s Visitor Centre on the ground floor foyer organizes guided tours of the building. Free 1-hour long guided tours start on the hour daily. Visitors can sit in the public galleries of the debating chamber when the House is in session.


Hours

Sun

9:00

17:00

Mon

9:00

17:00

Tue

9:00

17:00

Wed

9:00

17:00

Thu

9:00

17:00

Fri

9:00

17:00

Sat

9:00

17:00

About Beehive

 Molesworth St, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

 +64 4-817 9999

 www.beehive.govt.nz

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