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Housed in the 19th century Nairn Street Cottage, the Colonial Cottage Museum offers a peek into domestic life in Wellington during colonial times.
Housed in the 19th century Nairn Street Cottage, the Colonial Cottage Museum offers a peek into domestic life in Wellington during colonial times. Dating back to 1858, the Late Georgian style house is the oldest original cottage in the city. Home to the Wallis family for three generations, the cottage has been preserved as a heritage museum. Explore the quaint quarters as part of a guided tour to learn about the early European settlers and their daily lives. The house is almost entirely furnished with items dating from between 1850 and 1880. Behing the cottage is the vibrant Heritage Garden with native culinary and medicinal plants, as well as a chicken coop called the Fowl House.
68 Nairn St, Mount Cook, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-384 9122
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