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

On 26 May 1904, following four days of continuous heavy rain, the Whanganui River rose to flood level. At the height of the flood over four feet of water spilled into on Taupō Quay and most of the businesses in the area were abandoned. This photograph shows the river peaking just below the Town Bridge.