Nairn Street Cottage – venue for hire

Old world charm 5 minutes from the city, you can hire Wellington's oldest original cottage – built in 1858 – along with its heritage garden

Colonial Cottage Museum.

Discover the history of our settlers at the delightful Nairn Street Cottage museum. This venue offers an intimate indoor and outdoor setting for your next event. Nairn Street Cottage is within walking distance of the central city, but feels totally removed from the hustle and bustle of contemporary life. Enjoy drinks in the Visitor Centre or wander around the beautiful landscaped cottage garden.


Heritage garden: 40 for barbecue (not wheelchair friendly).


Contact Nairn Street Cottage for details.


  • Small kitchen
  • Open-air period gardens
  • Barbecue
  • Guided tours of the historic cottage (built 1858)


Entrance on Nairn Street, off Webb Street.

Contact and address

Nairn Street Cottage

Phone: 04 472 8904


Street address: 68 Nairn Street, Mount Cook