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Architecturally a magnificent building

This hall was built during the mid/late 1950;s and was opened in April 1960, debt free, due to... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2019
Clive R
Auckland Central, New Zealand
A Great but Under-ued facility.

The War Memorial has a great setting in the centre of town, flanked by the Art Gallery and Museum... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2018
Peter H
Stevens,PA, United States
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31 Dec 2018
“Architecturally a magnificent building”
1 Feb 2018
“A Great but Under-ued facility.”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
1 Watt Street | Queens Park, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-349 0513
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Reviewed 1 January 2019

This hall was built during the mid/late 1950;s and was opened in April 1960, debt free, due to donations and many money raising activities. It has a cafeteria, a stage, as well as a sprung dance floor. During our visit in November 2018, we were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Clive R
Reviewed 2 February 2018

The War Memorial has a great setting in the centre of town, flanked by the Art Gallery and Museum. It is an ideal facility for special events.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Peter H
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

There is so much to offer here. Each of the different areas has its own special vibe. My favourite would have to be the Pioneer Room with it's crazy brick wall.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank sallysage
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This place is so quiet, you might pass it by. It's across from the Whanganui Regional Museum. Its exterior is an international style mesh of whiteness. Inside is a place of peace with various memorials and stained glass. You may only spend a few minutes...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank doctorj42
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Went to a short film festival here - what an amazing building - awesome location for community events :)

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank cesunnyvale
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Built to remember the boys lost to war, this is a most unusual monument. Lots of steps to a look out point that provides incredible views in all directions. Well kept and clean, it was a fab thing to do. Take the underground elevator up,...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank BluesNites
Reviewed 9 July 2016

This building is recognised nationally as one of the breakthrough buildings of post WW2 New Zealand architecture. While it has a memorial function, it is essentially an events centre, with a small tiered theatre and a very large main hall. The interest for the visitor...More

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank Thorndon
Reviewed 16 April 2016

If you have been to the museum, why not carry on and visit the Centre? It is worth a visit. I have been to many functions here over the years and it has a good 'feel' about it.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank SLRobinsonNZ
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Great venue for many Whanganui functions with some interesting features on all levels. Toilets don't always smell great, musty which is a shame. Staff are always friendly.

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank sallysage
Reviewed 9 March 2016

An interesting memorial practically right in the town centre on St Hill St with a great view overlooking the town, sports oval and velodrome. It overlooks Cooks Gardens as well. There is an old wooden tower also which is obviously prone to earthquake damage and...More

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank neville g
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