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

This is a photograph, taken in the 1920s, of the interior of A D Willis, printers and booksellers of Whanganui. The company was established in 1872. From the outset, printing and the associated trades of bookbinding and stationery manufacture were the focus of the company. A D Willis was a stockist of books, stationery, fancy goods, games and novelties, with an extensive stock of newspapers and periodicals.