Pricing and Conditions

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Admission to Whanganui Regional Museum is free. Donations are appreciated. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The Museum Shop is open during Museum opening hours. The Museum is accessible to wheelchairs and prams via the entrance on Watt Street. Galleries and public toilets within the Museum are accessible to all. We offer a one-hour Museum Highlights Tour: Cost $20 per person. Time by appointment, during opening hours. Phone +64 6 349 1110 or email

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The Museum is housed in it's original 1928 heritage building, in harmony with a mid-century modern 1968 extension. Exhibition highlights include Te Ātihaunui a Pāpārangi - The Māori Court, featuring the war canoe Te Mata o Hoturoa, the popular moa bone and whale bone displays, and a regular programme of changing exhibitions showcasing items from the Museum's world-class collection. The Museum is one of New Zealand’s leading collecting and exhibiting institutions of international importance, especially in the areas of natural history, Taonga Māori, Whanganui cultural history, and archives. The Museum Shop features local and Maori jewellery, books, cards and other New Zealand-made items.

Opening times

Business hours:
10am-4.30pm. Open every day of the year except Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Months of operation:
All months of the year


Watt Street, Whanganui Central, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
Approximately 10 minutes/ 6 km to Whanganui Airport.
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Very central - one block back from Victoria Avenue, behind Majestic Square.

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