A night in the attic at Old Government Buildings
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A night in the attic at Old Government Buildings

Scattered around the attic at Old Government Buildings is a graffiti library of historical signatures.

Our two tours on 25 October are a rare opportunity for visitors to read and photograph the graffiti, hear the amazing stories behind each piece as well as tales of the resident ghosts. Each visitor will also have the chance to wind the time or the chime on the building’s wonderful historic clock.

You’ll need to be quite agile, 12 years of age or older, and not afraid of the dark, to attend this tour. Booking is essential because each tour is limited to 12 people. Booking is through Eventbrite – the tour is free if you’re a Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga member, or $15 per person (+ booking fee) for non-members.


Booking is required.

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Location: Main entrance steps of Old Government Buildings, 55 Lambton Quay, Wellington

Duration: 1-1.5 hours

Cost: Free for Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga members and $15 (+ booking fee) for non-members

Health & Safety: There are some health and safety hazards associated with moving around the roof space of Old Government Buildings. Attendees must be 12 years of age or older and have suitable mobility to climb over roof-trusses and go up and down stairs. Comfortable/appropriate clothing and footwear is required. A first aid kit will be available.

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is New Zealand’s leading heritage agency, celebrating and advocating for this country’s important heritage places.

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