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Colonial Cottage Museum

Map showing Colonial Cottage Museum


68 Nairn St, Te Aro, Wellington


(04) 384 9122

Built by William Wallis as a home for his family in 1858, this was a time when candles were made from tallow and the nails used to build the Cottage were imported.

The cottage typifies the elegant late-Georgian style of houses built in Wellington through to 1870. The heritage garden is a thriving example of cottage style planting, with a mix of flowers, vegetables, herbs and fruit trees.