Visitor Information Pānui Manuhiri

Opening hours

Alert Levels 1 & 2

Daily 10am - 3.00pm.  

Old St Paul's is closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day and Anzac Day 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 donation for individuals.  Short introduction to Old St Paul's: $5 (please book ahead).   Reservations are essential for all groups of 10 or more (including schools) and charges apply.

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

Old St paul's gift shop


Brief introduction to Old St Paul's: $5.00 per person.  Please book ahead.

Guided tours for groups are available by arrangement, and may be customised to your requirements. Contact the Visitor Programme Co-ordinator to discuss your requirements and arrange a convenient time. Charges apply.

Written information which takes you on a self-guided tour discovering the history, the chattels and the stained glass windows of Old St Paul’s is available in English, German, French, Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese (donations are appreciated).

Education programme

Experience Old St Paul's is an education programme exploring the landscape, heritage and significance of this iconic place. Students will experience fun hands-on activities involving team work, problem solving, initiative and inquiry. Tailored to pupils in years 5–8.

Contact the Visitor Programme Coordinator to find out more and to discuss your requirements.

Gift Shop

Visit our gift shop and all-year-round Christmas shop and take away a memento from our range of beautiful gifts, souvenirs and Christmas decorations.  From quirky kiwiana objects, jewellery and retro toys to crosses, rosaries and religious medals to Christmas decorations, nativity scenes, advent calendars and Christmas cards. Specialising in locally made goods, there is something to suit every taste. All proceeds of the Old St Paul’s gift and Christmas shop go towards crucial maintenance work.

Wheelchair access

Old St Paul's is accessible to wheelchairs. Some aisles may be narrow for motorised chairs.


Public facilities are available.

How to reach us

Old St Paul's is centrally located.

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.