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Matiu Somes Island Lighthouse Model

$15.00 NZD

This hand-painted model depicts the Matiu Somes Island lighthouse, a lighthouse operational since 1900.


The original Matiu Somes Island lighthouse, built in 1865, was the first inner harbour lighthouse in New Zealand. Eventually a stronger light was needed in the harbour so that it could see further out to sea.


In 1900 the new lighthouse was built. This lighthouse became fully automated in 1924, so no longer needed the use of a lighthouse keeper. This model depicts the current lighthouse that we see still in use on the island today.


  • Hand-painted model of the Matiu Somes Island lighthouse
  • Please note: This lighthouse is not suitable for fish tanks as it is hand-painted and the paint will come off in the water.


This model is a perfect gift for a lighthouse fanatic, nautical enthusiast or hobbyist!


This product is also available for purchase in store at Wellington Museum.