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Dive head-first into a world of creativity, physical effects and movie magic at Wētā Workshop in Wellington.

Discover how imaginary worlds are brought to life

Wellington, New Zealand, is home to an entire community of creative Wētā Workshop artisans who’ve brought life to such films as The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit TrilogiesKing KongThe Chronicles of NarniaAvatar, and many others. Wētā Workshop is your gateway to filmmaking creativity. Join our guided tours and learn about the making of movie effects, from armour to weapons, creatures to costumes, make-up to miniatures, and more!

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Explore props, costumes and cool stuff

The Wētā Workshop Experience

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From The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit to Avatar and District 9: learn about the making of props, costumes and creatures created for your favourite films. Interact with cool stuff from our creative departments and, if you're lucky, catch an artist at work on our tour stage.

Group Tour Space

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Are you looking for an exciting group activity for your students, organisation, or extended whānau? Wellington’s award-winning Wētā Workshop group tour space is perfect for groups of all sizes. You’ll journey into a private facility and learn about the making of props and costumes from some of the biggest blockbuster films ever made.

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Wētā Cave

We also sell a lot of what we make, and in our Wētā Caves, you can purchase all sorts of props, merchandise, collectibles and more. The coolest thing about the items we sell? They are designed and made by the same artists that make the epic stuff you see in the films.