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Open Day: Wellington’s grand old lady opens its doors

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7 January 2013

Wellington’s grand old lady opens its doors

If the walls could talk, then Wellington’s Government Buildings walls would have plenty to say.

From this Saturday, 12 January until Easter weekend, the 136-year-old former seat of government will be open for visitors to explore and hear some of those stories from the past.

The open days offer the chance for people to view the interior of the building and learn about the history and restoration of the Government Buildings. Wellington’s grand old lady will not disappoint with its sweeping staircases, cast iron fireplaces and kauri clad interiors, showcasing New Zealand's architectural heritage.


“The open days allow visitors to learn about the building’s heritage and stroll through the second largest wooden building in the world”, says DOC Kapiti Wellington Area historic ranger, Yolanda Vogel. “ Once inside there are plenty of fascinating things to look out for including the “hanging” staircases, the Cabinet room where Prime Minister Seddon held Cabinet meetings from 1893-1906 and the 1876 clock.

The Government Buildings were built in 1876 to house Government Ministers and practically the entire Wellington-based public service of the day. Today, Government Buildings is home to Victoria University’s Law School.

Open days take place every Saturday from 12 January until Easter 2013, 10am-4pm with free guided tours held at 11am and 2pm.

http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-visit/wellington-kapiti/wellington/government-buildings/


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