About Us - Mō Mātou

The Whanganui Regional Museum Trust is an independent legal entity that owns the collection and governs the development of the Museum on behalf of the community. The Museum has a close relationship with the Wanganui District Council which provides a significant percentage of the Museum’s funding requirements.

Independent charitable trust status provides leverage for adding value to the ratepayer contribution.

 

Other funding sources:

  • Ministry of Education contract
  • Donations, admissions, facilities hire, shop sales and other services
  • Fundraising for projects, operations and capital renewals through grants, sponsorship, donations and bequests
     

FEATURED PHOTO

Dating from the 1920s, taken from Cooks Gardens looking towards Queens Park in Whanganui, the feature of this photograph is the Sarjeant Art Gallery. The Sarjeant was built with the bequest of Henry Sarjeant. When he died in 1912, he left property in Whanganui valued at 30,000 pounds ($4,697,800 in today's money) in a trust for the purposes of building and maintaining an art gallery in his memory. The Sarjeant was opened in September 1919 by the Prime Minister the Right Honourable William Massy.