Registered with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust as having ‘outstanding significance,’ Nairn Street Cottage was built by William Wallis in the 1850s as a home for his family. It is Wellington’s oldest original cottage. It’s also home to the story of the Wallis Family who lived there for three generations.
Admission includes a tour of the clapboard cottage and the timeless heritage gardens, where the story of these early settlers and their descendants is brought to life. The cottage also features a number of local artefacts and interesting collections from around the region. Alongside the cottage is a visitor’s area where you can find more information about the place and its historical significance.