Interior of Old St Paul's timber Gothic Revival church

Under a steeply pitched roof and behind a façade of angles and planes you'll find a Wellington gem. Come visit a place of stories woven in wood, stained glass and brass. Explore Old St Paul's.

Opening Hours

10.00am - 4.00pm

Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day. Closed on Anzac Day (25 April) until 1.00pm.

Closed for special events. Call us to book a tour or check opening hours.

parking no-smoking toilet shops


Member Free

Koha | Donation For groups of 9 or less

Groups Charges apply for groups 10+

* Surcharges may apply for special events
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34 Mulgrave Street
Wellington 6011

+64 4 473 6722

Accessibility Accessibility

Old St Paul’s is a one-storey building, however, there are some single steps and uneven surfaces within the building. There is access for people with wheelchairs to all areas except the chancel and exhibition space. There is a drop-off point at the front of the building for visitors with limited mobility.

Cafe Food and Drink

Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic with them to enjoy in our grounds. Please take all food and rubbish with you. There is also a great selection of local cafés and eateries located within walking distance of Old St Paul’s.

This is a smoke and vape free site.

Venue Hire

From weddings and christenings, funerals and memorial services to intimate concerts and live shows, Old St Paul’s has been an iconic Wellington venue for more than 150 years. Conveniently located in Wellington’s inner-city, Old St Paul’s has a capacity of 460. This stunning historic property is the perfect venue for your next event.

For a more indepth breakdown of venue hire at Old St Paul's click here.

Old St Pauls Venue Hire_Credit Paul Howell Photography

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Children and whānau

Both inside and out, there are plenty of things for kids to do. Inside, you can go everywhere and explore the church. What can you find hiding? Ask our staff about the kids’ activity and while you’re there get them to tell you about a secret head hidden up high. Outside, there is plenty of room to stretch little legs and explore the garden.

There are baby change facilities available.

Things to remember

Old St Paul’s hosts a range of private functions such as weddings and funerals. During these times we close for short periods. Please call ahead or check our Facebook page to ensure we are open.

We care for some important taonga (treasures) in our collection and our heritage buildings have lived a long life, so some rooms or items in the church may be off limits at times for conservation and maintenance.

Some rooms may be dimly lit depending on the weather and time of year.

Safe Space

Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is proud to be part of the Safe Space Alliance, offering safe and inclusive spaces that welcome and support the LGBTQI+ community.

A safe space is a space where the LGBTQI+ community can freely express themselves without fear. It is a space that doesn’t tolerate violence, bullying, or hate speech towards the LGBTQI+ community.

Safe spaces logo a rainbow circle with the words 'Safe Space, wāhi haumaru'

Historic black and white photo of Old St Paul's

Ngā Kōrero

Photo: Alexander Turnbull Library

He Aha Kei te Haere | What's On

Children do crafts beneath the wooden arches of Old St Paul's.

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