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.
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.
Koha | Donation For groups of 9 or less
Groups Charges apply for groups 10+
* Surcharges may apply for special events
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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