Wellington Heritage Week

By Paul Johnson | 26 August 2020

Bolton Hotel is excited to be part of Wellington Heritage Week, the capital's community heritage festival that celebrates the region’s historic people, places and stories. 

From guided tours to talks, exhibitions and open days, Wellington's rich cultural history will be showcased once more. The line-up is now live with free and ticketed events across the city from October 26th to November 1st.


Continue reading for the events we're most looking forward to and our exclusive Heritage Week offer.

Thorndon Open Day: Literature, Music & Art
Don't miss your chance to explore the historic homes of three of Wellington's most creative residencies, the literary Randell Cottage, musical Lilburn residence and the Rita Angus cottage.
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The Rita Angus cottage holds a particularly close place in our hearts. Rita was our Managing Director's aunt, plus prints of her works are throughout the hotel.


The beautiful cottage, a short stroll from Bolton Hotel, was most recently home to Southland artist Daegan Wells as part of the 2020 Enjoy Summer Artist in Residence at the Rita Angus Cottage, an opportunity supported by Enjoy with Creative New Zealand Arts Council Toi Aotearoa and the Thorndon Trust.

Daegan's resulting exhibition can be viewed at the Enjoy gallery in Cuba Street until 5 September 2020.

Hikitia Tour
10AM - 12PM SAT 31 OCT
The imposing floating steam crane is a fixture of Wellington's waterfront. Image by @theotherphotoguy on instagram.
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Public Trust Hall
12PM & 1PM TUES 27 OCT
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the 'best building in Wellington'
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Stay Amongst the Rita Angus Galleries and

Save 20% on your Heritage Week Stay

Unlock 20% off our best available rate with the promo code WHW20


Discount can only be redeemed when booking direct on

Discount code is only valid on dates between 25/10/20 - 1/11/20 and on selected room types.

Stay Amongst the Rita Angus Galleries
Explore a huge selection of prints from one of New Zealand's most significant, respected and prolific artists over 14 floors of Wellington's premier independent hotel.
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A Historic Location
A short stroll from Parliament and next door to the Bolton Memorial Park, Bolton Hotel is ideally situated for your Heritage Week escape.
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