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Be embraced by the beauty of this gorgeous wooden cathedral - still sacred, welcoming to all, in the heart of Wellington's heritage precinct. Breathtakingly beautiful - Wellington's famous Old St Paul's, constructed entirely of native timbers, is...more
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34 Mulgrave St | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Beautiful church, which takes you back in time and place (England). This was a stop on a walking tour I took, but would have visited even on my own. Worth it.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting church Big arches like boat shape and stained windows Has small shop They might do revamp soon what our guide said

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RParbhoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Old St. Paul's was one of the most beautiful churches we saw in New Zealand. The woodwork and glass was gorgeous. And outside, the old wooden structure was equally beautiful. A really cool old church with a very special history. It may surprise people to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HMKaren
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful wooden interior of church that has been converted into a museum. Feel free to walk around. Donations encouraged. Small gift shop.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank robertfranklink
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful warm old church, much nicer and warmer than a lot of the modern concrete ones that I have visited in the past. We went in as part of a walking tour around Wellington and was well worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank andycarpetman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coming form Wells, Somerset where there is a wonderful stone cathedral, it was a lovely contrast to see this small wooden cathedral which was beautiful in its own right. Well worth a visit and will not take long out of your day.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MarkMcG1956
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The interior of the church is a marvel in wood. We were there just before Christmas, and church was decorated for the holiday. Worth the short time we visited Wellington.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Werner B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely a place you want to go and visit. Beautiful woodwork everywhere. There should be a docent on hand to answer questions, so take advantage of his/her presence.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Professional-Pilgrim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hadn't been into Old St Paul's for quite some time and had forgotten how beautiful and pioneer-looking the building was. Because the early Wellingtonians only had wood to make buildings it has the most beautiful interior. It is not huge like a cathedral would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pixiehat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not originally built to last as long as it has, Old St. Paul's is a simply gorgeous cathedral that still, somehow, has a homey feel to it. The building is undergoing some renovation to preserve its structure, and is being lovingly cared for by a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from susanht3 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. Suggest you google the church which should have information on its history
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