New Zealand Community Education Centres

City Stories: Wellington's Architectural Heritage

How has Wellington developed since 1840? Why do we have a Town Belt and a Basin Reserve? Find out more about Wellington's history and some of the buildings that illustrate different periods of its development.


This well-illustrated course will give an outline of Wellington’s history since 1840 and in particular will look at some of the important buildings that illustrate different periods of its development.


By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:
• Identify certain key Wellington buildings  
• Discuss their relationship to Wellington’s history
• Recognise and discuss the main phases of Wellington’s development

After the course, Vivienne will lead an optional walk around the CBD to look at some of the buildings discussed. This is likely to be weekend following the last session but details will be confirmed with the group. 

Note:  Courses need a minimum number to go ahead so if we don't have enough enrolments a few days before the start date, we have to cancel. We'll let you know by email so please check yours regularly. If you need to cancel your registration, here are our terms and conditions: "What You Need to Know".

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