Friends - Mematanga

Becoming a Friend of the Museum - Te Hono Mai Hei Mema

Receive the great benefits of being a Museum Friend and at the same time play a part in supporting a world-renowned Museum and collection.

As a Museum Friend your support is acknowledged through incentives including invitations to our major exhibition openings and discounts on shop products and events.

Download and complete our Friends application form for membership and click here to email or visit us at the Museum.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Museum family soon.

FEATURED PHOTO

In Whanganui in January 1963 there was an elephant race from the Town Bridge, up Victoria Avenue, to the DIC Department Store, a distance of 274 metres. This photograph is of the winning elephant sitting outside the DIC. After the race two elephants entered the DIC and one of them signed autographs with a rubber stamp held in its trunk. They stayed in the store for a short period of time before returning to their home at the Bullen Circus.