Antrim House will be closed to the public from 2pm Thursday 11 August and all day on Friday 12 August. We look forward to opening our doors again on Monday 15 August.
Antrim House is located in the centre of Wellington CBD.
By public transport
Take the either the Kāpiti, Upper Hutt, Melling or Wairarapa line to Wellington Railway Station, which is a 12-minute walk to Antrim House.
Catch any bus to Willis Street or Lambton Quay. Get off near the bottom of Boulcott Street and it’s a 5-minute walk to Antrim House.
From Days Bay, take the East by West ferry to Queens Wharf, travelling to Wellington. From there it’s a 13-minute walk to Antrim House.
Catching a ferry from the South Island? Antrim House is a 20-minute walk from the Bluebridge terminal on Aotea Quay. From the InterIslander terminal catch the free shuttle to the Wellington Railway Station, then Antrim House is a 12-minute walk.
The terrain in and around Wellington can be hilly depending on where you are coming from, check Google Maps for the best route and to see if it suits your cycling abilities.
From Kapiti/Johnsonville/Porirua take the State Highway 1 motorway into Wellington, take the Terrace exit. Using the left-hand lane, turn right and follow to the left onto Boulcott Street. After 500m Antrim House will be on your right.
From Upper Hutt/Lower Hutt take the State Highway 2 motorway southbound into Wellington, take the Terrace exit. Using the left-hand lane, turn right and follow to the left onto Boulcott Street. After 500m Antrim House will be on your right.
Airport (20 minutes)
From Wellington Airport/Miramar/Seatoun take the State Highway 1 motorway into Wellington to Willis Street. Turn left onto Boulcott Street, after 200m Antrim House will be on your left.
There is paid on-street parking on Boulcott Street (see parking signs for times) and several parking buildings on Boulcott Street and surrounds. There is a designated accessible parking space available at Antrim House.
There is no onsite parking.
Hours and Entry
Closed from 2pm Thursday 11 August and all day Friday 12 August
Monday - Friday
8.30am - 5.00pm
Viewing is limited to the main hallway, lower staircase and former drawing room
Closed most public holidays
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Antrim House is a three-storey building but only the ground level is open to visitors. A ramp is available at the rear of the house, however as this is a working office this door is often locked. Please call us when you arrive, and we will be more than happy to have you visit. There is access for people with wheelchairs to all areas open to the public on the ground floor. There is a drop-off point in the carpark for visitors with limited mobility.
Food and Drink
The grounds of Antrim House are a popular spot for office workers to picnic on fine days. Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic with them to enjoy in our grounds. Please remember to take all food and waste with you.
This is a smoke and vape free site.
Antrim House makes a stunning heritage venue and backdrop for your next event in Wellington. Located just a few minutes stroll away from the centre of Wellington city. Set back from the street and removed from the bustle of the city, it provides a peaceful setting for meetings and private functions during normal business hours. Antrim House can also make a wonderful wedding ceremony, reception, and photography venue for small weddings. Contact us for more info.
Children and whānau
Both inside and out, there are things for kids to see. Inside, kids will appreciate a quick look to see the grandeur of the house once owned by the man who has put shoes on every kiwi kid. Outside, is the real gem, explore the garden or stretch little legs on the lawn. If you’re game, see if you can run all the way up to the top in one go.
Things to remember
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 house may be off limits at times for conservation and maintenance.
Some rooms may be dimly lit depending on the weather and time of year.
Antrim House is a working office and as such, some rooms may not be available to view if meetings are being held. We thank you for your understanding during these times.
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.