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Whanganui Regional Museum

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62 Ridgway St, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-349 1110
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INTERESTING REGIONAL MUSEUM

The Regional Museum is actually no longer open. It has been closed to be refitted for earthquake... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DarylJ552
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Carlsbad, California
A very difficult job well done

Museum staff have done a fabulous job of choosing a few representative pieces that give a hint of... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2018
DanJVine
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“on display” (5 reviews)
“local art” (3 reviews)
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62 Ridgway St, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
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+64 6-349 1110
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Regional Museum is actually no longer open. It has been closed to be refitted for earthquake safety. They have opened a smaller museum a few blocks away and have moved a lot of the artifacts there. They had a lot Maori carvings, etc. and...More

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Museum staff have done a fabulous job of choosing a few representative pieces that give a hint of the magnificent collection at the Whangaui Museum.

Thank DanJVine
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

A good but small regional museum at a temporary site. Small means the number of exhibit is limited and I do not know if at the original previous building the number of exhibits are more, just judging from the size of the temporary site which...More

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Reviewed 2 February 2018

This is a highlight of any visit to Wanganui. Displays vary and the permanent ones are varied in themselves. Great research base especially for the hostory of local Maori.

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

We were hoping to visit the museum. It is shut so structural repairs can be carried out. We appreciate these have to be done, but a notice on the information board in the town would be helpful and save people walking up to the museum.More

Thank Vealygood
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KathrynS_WRM, Front Office Manager at Whanganui Regional Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

The Whanganui Regional Museum is closed for extensive strengthening and refurbishment until October 2018. Prominent signs at the building direct visitors to the temporary Museum on Ridgway St and the website also highlights this information. Unfortunately the Whanganui I-site information centre does not display posters...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

This is a small but interesting museum with lots of Maori photos, a canoe and many other items. It takes less than an hour to tour through. There’s no admission fee but they do accept donations. No photos allowed.

Thank dixiepeach
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

The museum is currently in much smaller premises than normal in Ridway St while its usual home undergoes earthquake strengthening. But don't let that put you off a visit. The artefacts on display are better than any other museum I've been to in recent years,...More

Thank nin132
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Reviewed 10 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
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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
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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
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