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

Imagine doing breathing exercises wearing the clothing that you can see in this photograph. Taken in 1905, it is of teachers at the Winter School in Whanganui, performing their daily warm-up. Winter School was the equivalent of today's teacher training days, where teachers come together and learn about the latest training methods and educational theories.