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

A series of photographs of the business sector of Whanganui was taken by F H Bethwaite in 1939. In Bates Street one of the many hotels in Whanganui, the Commercial, is situated conveniently near to the Wanganui Brewery, just down the road. The bicycles propped against the wall of the pub would have belonged to the clientele inside.