Photo: Paul McCredie
From December 10, 2021 Old St Paul's will be open under ORANGE in the traffic light system. If you’re visiting us, you will need to present your Vaccine Pass to staff and follow our Covid-19 requirements. Please stay home if you’re sick. For the latest on Covid-19 in Aotearoa New Zealand visit the official government website.
Old St Paul’s is located 350m from Parliament.
By public transport
Take any train to Wellington station, which is a 5-minute walk to Old St Paul’s.
Catch any bus that takes you to the Wellington bus interchange. Old St Paul’s is a 5-minute walk from the interchange.
From Days Bay, take the East by West ferry to Queens Wharf, travelling to Wellington. From there it’s a 12-minute walk to Old St Paul’s.
Catching a ferry from the South Island? Old St Paul’s is a 10-walk from the Bluebridge terminal on Aotea Quay. From the InterIslander terminal catch the free shuttle to the Wellington Railway Station, then Old St Paul’s is a 5-minute walk.
The terrain in and around Pipitea, Wellington can be hilly depending where you are coming from, check Google Maps for the best route and to see if it suits your cycling abilities.
From Wellington Airport/Miramar/Seatoun take the State Highway 1 motorway into Wellington, take the Murphy Street exit.
From Kapiti/Johnsonville/Porirua take the State Highway 1 motorway into Wellington, take the Murphy Street exit. Follow onto Mulgrave Street (a one way street), Old St Paul’s is on the left.
From Upper Hutt/Lower Hutt take the State Highway 2 motorway into Wellington, take the Murphy Street exit. Follow onto Mulgrave Street (a one way street), Old St Paul’s is on the left.
There is paid on-street parking on Mulgrave St and nearby Pipitea, Murphy and Aitken streets (see parking signs for times). Bus parking is available on the street directly outside Old St Paul’s. There is one designated accessible parking space; visitors are also welcome to use the driveway to drop-off and pick-up visitors for easy access.
There is no onsite parking.
Hours and Entry
11.00am - 3.00pm
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
* Surcharges may apply for special events
Become a member
Enjoy free entry to our heritage properties plus other great benefits.
Discover the rich heritage of Old St Paul’s on our three guided tours. From the architecture and stunning stained-glass windows, to the building’s fascinating history, an our tours offer incredible insight into the many stories that make Old St Paul’s a Wellington icon. We offer guided group tours for more than ten people. Contact us for tour options and to book. Self-guided tour brochures are available in English, Chinese, Japanese, German, French and Spanish.
To enquire about visiting Old St Paul's, hosting an event or organising a school visit contact us.
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.
Photo: Paul Howell Photography
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.