Wellington Parliament Building, the Beehive and the Parliamentary Library

(Wellington, North Island, New Zealand NZ)




Wellington Parliament Buildings


Address: Lambton Quay, Wellington, North Island, 6001, New Zealand NZ
Tel: +64 (0)4 471 9999

Wellington Parliament Building and Beehive

Beehive Building


Address: Lambton Quay, Wellington, North Island, 6001, New Zealand NZ
The Parliament Buildings in Lambton Quay area feature some of the city's most stunning and instantly recognisable architecture. Consisting of three magnificent structures, by far the most distinctive part of the Wellington Parliament Buildings is the breathtaking Beehive building, a modern executive office space, designed by British architect Sir Basil Spence.

Construction of the Wellington Beehive building began in 1969 and was finally completed in 1980, when the Beehive quickly become synonymous with New Zealand's capital city of Wellington. The Wellington Beehive is also often referred to as Wellington's 'Executive Office Building'.



Wellington Parliament Building and Beehive

Parliament House and Parliamentary Library


Address: Lambton Quay, Wellington, North Island, 6001, New Zealand NZ
The Parliament House itself features neo-classical architecture, dating back to 1922. Next to Wellington's Parliament House you will find the eye-catching pink Gothic-style Parliamentary Library, a breathtaking, stylish building built at the end of the 19th century.


Guided Tours


Address: Lambton Quay, Wellington, North Island, 6001, New Zealand NZ
Recently renovated at a cost of around NZ$150 million, Wellington's three parliamentary buildings have become important architectural symbols of both Wellington and New Zealand's North Island. There are regular hour-long, free guided tours of Wellington Parliament House, Wellington Parliamentary Library and the magnificent Wellington Beehive, where New Zealand's legislation process is clearly explained. Highlights during the guided tours of the Parliament Buildings include the Debating Chamber - where women were granted the right to vote in 1893, the Maori Affairs Select Committee Room, the public gallery and a number of historic paintings.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 10:00 to 16:00, Saturday - 10:00 to 15:00, Sunday - 12:00 to 15:00
Admission: free






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