Heritage & Monuments

Old Bank Arcade

New Zealand / The Pacific

The Old Bank Arcade is an impressive historic building at the gateway of Lambton Quay, the ‘main street’ of Wellington.Completed in 1901, the building was designed by Thomas Turnbull, a notable New Zealand architect. It is located on the site of the remnants of the ship Inconstant, which became Plimmer’s Ark, a very early store owned by prominent Wellingtonian John Plimmer around the 1850s. You can view the remains in the basement of the Old Bank Arcade.

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