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This building was made of wood....definitely a go to while visiting Wellington. Its currently... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Valli C
Innisfil, Canada

I was already admiring the building thinking it was made of stone. Was really surprised when we... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

This building was made of wood....definitely a go to while visiting Wellington. Its currently occupied by the university.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Valli C
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I was already admiring the building thinking it was made of stone. Was really surprised when we were told it is actually made of wood. Magnificent building.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

The venue and the history were great and a "must see." However the tour should be shortened to 90 minutes at the most. The very pleasant guide was all about himself and his history and knowledge rather than the building. Twenty minutes outside on the...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

This is a grand building, now occupied by the university. That said the public can access it and there are room set out museum like to educate and inform the visitors.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

The most fascinating about the buildings is, that they are built of wood, but they look like made of stone. We were really surprised to learn that it actually is the second largest building made of wood in the world.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank JV_Travelling
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Only OPEN On Saturdays, it is now a Law School. It has some great features to see inside, FREE entrance and a tour is offered for those interested It was worth the 30 minutes to explore the old building

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank mrgeewhz
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

There is no doubt this is an impressive looking building. The architecture is fascinating. I found the inside confused. Some public displays which were good but the building is now used as a law school. It seems to be a little bit museum and a...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank tranzactnow
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Interesting to see this old building and it is possible to go inside and have a look although it was a bit quite when we were there and seemed a bit creepy.Lovely wooden staircases lead to the upper offices.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank SteveS1970
Reviewed 24 February 2017

It is interesting to learn that the entire building is made of wood. It is more interesting to go inside and see some of the construction. Areas of the walls are removed to show the lathe and plaster. You can get an appreciation for the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Mark S
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The outside of the second largest wooden building in the world is magnificent. It is opposite Parliament House, and the grounds were replendent in orange flowering trees,and shrubs. There is limited access to public spaces, as most of the building houses the Victoria University of...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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