The Parliament Buildings; the Edwardian neo-classical Parliament House, gothic Parliamentary Library and contemporary Beehive, are toured by more than a million visitors each year. Explore history here! The debating chamber has seen its share of controversy in 1893 New Zealand became the first country in the world to grant women the vote. Ghost stories exist too. It is rumoured, an early Member of Parliament, William Larnach, haunts the corridors of the magnificent Gothic library complex (1897)in which he shot himself. Admission is free.
- Nearest Train: Wellington Railway station