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

The Wanganui Amazon Carbineers were originally called the Girls and Ladies Khaki Corps. Organised throughout New Zealand during 1900 to support and raise money for New Zealand's involvement in the South African War, members of the Corps were mostly young women from well-to-do families who dressed in military style uniforms which they had to provide themselves for a cost of 17s 6d. This image was taken on Drews Avenue, outside the site of the old Wanganui Public Museum, now the Savage Club.