As a child growing up in Wanganui in my ventures I found a "stone axe head" that I gave to the Wanganui Museum 43 years ago. The Museum was a large part of growing up in Wanganui and I have visited here many times.
Very good museum about the local natives and the native wars amongst the British and settlers...very interesting indeed.....not a big museum but just the same interesting
As a nerdy teenager, I was a member and visited all the time. This is one of the best collection of Maori art and artefacts in existence and I still love to visit. On this visit, the Moa exhibit was 'work in progress'. I think the idea is that eventually every moa bone in the collection will end up on... 更多
This is Museum has the largest exhibition of Moa (extinct) eggs in the world as well as a huge collection of Maori history and artefacts. There is always something new. So take the time and the kids for a visit
An opportunity to visit the vaults of the Whanganui Museum was much appreciated. Much more is down in the depths than is able to be displayed above. Many fascinating items from family collections and depicting the history of the region from early settlers to more modern memorabilia. Including some fearsome looking stuffed animals from the collections of one local family.... 更多
A small museum at its finest, great if you are a general interest visitor and fantastic for museum buffs. The Maori history of this part of New Zealand is exceptionally interesting and well described in the main hall that houses Maori taonga (treasures). Upstairs they have exhibits about WWI, a fun "selfie" area where you can dress up in historical-look... 更多