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Nairn Street Cottage

Phone: 04 472 8904
Email: nairnstreetcottage@experiencewellington.org.nz
Address: 68 Nairn Street, Mount Cook
Visit Website: www.museumswellington.org.nz/nairn-street-cottage/

This cottage is considered one of the first houses built in Wellington. It shows people how life was in 1858 with small rooms and outside running water.

Today the cottage represents three generations of one of Wellington’s early settlers; the Wallis Family. The bedroom has hand carved furniture by William Wallis who built the house, while the kitchen tells a tale of the 1970s with a Kenwood Mixer and ‘It’s in the Bag’ showing in black & white on the tiny TV that was a classic part of New Zealander’s introduction to technology back then.

This is a great place to bring the whole whanau and start to share stories about your history and how things have changed over the years.

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