Whanganui Regional Museum

Whanganui Regional Museum

Collection of natural and human history!

The Whanganui Regional Museum building is currently undergoing earthquake strengthening, reconstruction and refurbishment. The work will be completed in 2018. Please see the Museum Website for more details!

Set in the heart of the Whanganui cultural centre on Queens Park, the Whanganui Regional Museum offers visitors a rare experience-a journey into the hearts and minds of the people of Whanganui, and a look at their treasures, their loves, their everyday lives and their dramas, their history and their future.

When the ordinary is exchanged for the extraordinary, you know you’re in Whanganui. Famed for its Taonga Māori Collection, you can see the exceptional creations of the tūpuna (ancestors) of today’s Whanganui River Māori.

Settlers and their struggles, the natural world of Whanganui and the creation of a mature and sometimes controversial town are interpreted in a changing exhibition programme with a world-class collection.

Children can find plenty to do and see. Spend time browsing in the Museum Shop which features local and Māori jewellery, books, cards and other New Zealand-made items.


Whanganui Regional Museum


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    Made in NZ

    Spend time browsing in the Museum Shop which features local and Māori jewellery, books, cards and other New Zealand-made items

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    Lindauer

    One of the secrets of the Whanganui Regional Museum is the The Lindauer Gallery with portraits of prominent Māori rangatira (leaders) by renowned artist Gottfried Lindauer.

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    Hello Neighbours!

    Hop out and see what else you can do in the famous Queens Park!

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Queens Park Memorial Watt St, Whanganui, 4540

Everyday : 10.00am to 4.30pm.

Open every day except Christmas Day and Good Friday

(06) 349 1110
1-2 hours
Free!
No Dogs, Parking Available, Art, Toilets, Disabled Access, Family Friendly

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