Little Cottage – Big Story: Open Day

Little Cottage – Big Story: Open Day

European settlers arrived in Wellington looking for big opportunities. Two such people to land on the shores of Te Whanganui a Tara in 1857 were William and Catherine Wallis. Visit Nairn Street Cottage to explore their stories.

William built their house in Te Aro, where they raised 10 children. Two more generations of Wallis women subsequently lived in the cottage.

The house still stands today and has stood sentinel to rapidly changing times. The new exhibition experience at Nairn Street Cottage showcases the social and technological changes the house and its family saw over a century of occupation.

Celebrate this story with an Open Day as part of Wellington Heritage Week.


No booking is required.

Location: 68 Nairn Street, Mount Cook

Cost: Koha

Email Contact: nikbullard@experiencewellington.org.nz

Telephone Contact: 04 913 9047

Museums Wellington - Nairn Street Cottage

Museums Wellington comprises four of our city’s leading visitor attractions – Wellington Museum, Space Place, Cable Car Museum and Nairn Street Cottage. Collectively, our museums attract nearly 400,000 visitors every year.

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