Visitor Information Pānui Manuhiri

Opening hours

Daily 11am - 3.00pm.  Reduced hours during Alert Level 2.

Old St Paul's is closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day and Anzac Day (25 April) until 1pm.   

We also close for short periods during private functions.  If you are unsure, please call us first to check that we're open.


Entry is by koha/donation for individuals and groups of fewer than 10 people.  Charges apply for tour groups of 10 or more people. Contact us for more information.

Please understand that surcharges may apply to special events and exhibitions.

Old St paul's gift shop


Guided tours for groups are available by prior arrangement. Contact Old St Paul’s to arrange your tour.

Introduction to Old St Paul’s

A brief introduction to the history of Old St Paul’s. This short talk is available to tour groups of 10 or more who have limited time.  

Duration: 5-10 minutes.  Cost: adults $5; accompanied children (up to 18 years), tour escorts and coach drivers free.

Meet a heritage icon

An introduction to the history, architecture, and people of Old St Paul’s.  

Duration: 30 minutes.  Cost: adults $10; seniors $8; accompanied children (up to 18 years) and Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga members: free.

Stories in glass

An exploration of Old St Paul’s beautiful stained glass windows, each of which has a tale to tell.

Duration: 30 minutes. Cost: adults $10; seniors $8, accompanied children (up to 18 years) and Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga members: free

Self-guided tour brochures are available in English, Chinese, Japanese, German, French and Spanish.

Gift Shop

Old St Paul’s operates a store, selling an extensive range of New Zealand-inspired gift options.

Accessibility and parking

Most of the property is accessible for people who use a wheelchair or other mobility aids (please note, some aisles within the building are narrow), and there are two uncovered accessible parks available on-site. Certified assistance dogs are also welcome.

Our visitor hosts are only too happy to assist if required.

Please note that other than the accessible options, there is no on-site parking. Street parking is available in the vicinity.


Public facilities are available.

How to reach us

Old St Paul's is centrally located, close to Lambton Quay and Parliament buildings.

Walk - 2 minutes from Parliament buildings and the Beehive, or 5 minutes from Lambton Quay.

Bus/Train - the bus interchange and Wellington Railway Station are 5 minutes walk away.

Drive - straight off the urban motorway from the north or south, take the Murphy Street and Thorndon exits.

Venue hire

Old St Paul's  provides the perfect venue for your celebrations and events.