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Whanganui Regional Museum

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Welcome to the Whanganui Regional Museum - Nau mai ki Te Puni Tiaki Taonga o Whanganui

Address: Victoria Avenue, Wanganui, New Zealand Manawatu, Whanganui

Phone: view phone+64 6 349 1110

Contact Name: +64 6 347 6512


E-mail: send an e-mail


Set in the heart of Whanganui’s 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 and hates, 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 M?ori Collection, you can see the exceptional creations of the t?puna (ancestors) of today’s Whanganui River M?ori.

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 M?ori jewellery, books, cards and other New Zealand-made items.

Hours of work

10.00 am - 4.30 pm seven days
Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday
Archive Hours Monday to Friday 10.00 am - 1.00 pm


Main entrance from the forecourt of the
War Memorial Hall, Watt Street.

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Whanganui Regional Museum

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