Nairn Street Cottage

Step back in time to experience what life was like in colonial Wellington at Nairn Street Cottage. Home to three generations of the pioneering Wallis family, this is the oldest original cottage in Wellington complete with a timeless heritage garden.




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.

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Physical address

68 Nairn Street, Wellington Central, New Zealand.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $8.00
(16 year(s) and under)

Opening times

Business hours:
Open: Tours at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm every Saturday and Sunday. Summer hours (1 January through to 19 March): Open every day with tours at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm.
Months of operation:
All months of the year

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