Whanganui Regional Museum, Whanganui

4.9
#5 of 13 in Museums in Manawatu-Wanganui Region
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  • 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. featuri...  more »
  • Popped in for the first since this has opened in town. The Museum looks fantastic. Small but perfectly formed and well worth a visit.  more »
  • 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 lead...  more »
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  • Pioneer displays are interesting lots for the children to see and learn about. The Waka and early paintings of Maori are a feature. My boy loved it here.
  • A great view into the past, interesting artifacts and fairly well curated despite being in a temporary location. Small gift shop as well.
  • Awesome. Kids really enjoyed the Moa's skull mystery. Definitely worth a visit if you've got a few hours to spare.
  • It's really worth a visit to admire the surprisingly beautiful carved Waka and other masterpieces of Maori art displayed in the central hall. The museum do not allow to take pictures. The museum is also the home of the "Moa Gallery", one of Biggest collection in the world of remain belonging to this Huge New Zealand extinct Bird.
  • Museum not really big but pleasant. Some interesting Maori artefacts. A room is reserved for the kids : they have to collect evidences to find who stole the moa’s bone. Besides, if you want to see a lot of moa’s bones visit this museum. At the end you can dress you with costumes of the 19th century and take pictures : lot of fun!

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