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Whanganui Regional Museum

62 Ridgway St, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-349 1110
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Tempoorary Museum Annex worth visiting

The Whanganui Regional Museum is been earthquake strengthened at the moment and a temporary annex... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2016
Christodoulos M
Great spot while the main building is being strengthened.

Popped in for the first since this has opened in town. The Museum looks fantastic. Small but... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2016
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62 Ridgway St, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-349 1110
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

The Whanganui Regional Museum is been earthquake strengthened at the moment and a temporary annex has been installed in Ridgway Street two doors west of the Big Orange cafe on Victoria Street. featuring some of the unique treasures of the Museum and as well as...More

Thank Christodoulos M
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Popped in for the first since this has opened in town. The Museum looks fantastic. Small but perfectly formed and well worth a visit.

Thank sallysage
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Compared to other regional museums, this is a good one. It's small and focused on the region, including settlement of the area. There's a great collection of Gottfried Landauer portraits of Maori leaders. There's also a touching exhibit on WWI that follows the path of...More

Thank doctorj42
Reviewed 9 July 2016

We stopped almost on a whim, not even knowing that it was there until we walked past. While the museum is bigger than it looks, it is still a compact museum capable of being visited relatively quickly. We were there for maybe an hour, and...More

Thank Peggs
Reviewed 1 July 2016

We spent more time than we had intended here, as the Museum has a fascinating collection of artefacts and historical information. The building itself is beautifully maintained and a delight to visit.

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 8 June 2016

A good place to learn a bit of history of Wanganui - European settlement. It was interesting. The museum has a good gift shop. Entry is free. An enjoyable interlude !

1  Thank feipo
Reviewed 28 May 2016

This is a great place to take the kids for a couple hours during the school holidays. There are activities and a scavenger hunt the kids can do.

1  Thank Sara V
Reviewed 16 April 2016

If you have some time to spare (or need something to do while your partner goes shopping) then the museum is worth a visit. It is a nice size - you feel you have seen everything when you leave. Being a keen amateur photographer, not...More

1  Thank Sandra R
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Came for a day trip to Wanganui. Decided to see the sights. The museum was pretty fun. Gave an insight into the history of the area and had lots to do. Would be cool for kids too. The ladies on reception were cool too.

1  Thank SilicoJack
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

What I liked about this museum was that most of the sections were particularly focused on the history of Whanganui itself. The place is not that big but it is really original and authentic.

1  Thank Reza S
RiahK_WRM, Programmes Officer at Whanganui Regional Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2016

Thanks for your comments Reza, we are glad you had a good time visiting our Museum and enjoyed our Whanganui content (we are lucky to be based in such an interesting region!).

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