Our Venues - Ngā Wāhi Rīhi

Our Museum is an independent and nationally-recognised heritage venue, and is regarded as one of the most valued visiting experiences in the Whanganui district.

We present a package of facilities available for hire at the Museum. All costs include GST. Seating capacity in any venue must not be exceeded. The hirer is responsible for the delivery of all Health and Safety and Emergency instructions, which shall be issued to every hirer.

Cancellation of venue bookings less than 48 hours before the event will incur a charge of $50 per venue.

To book or discuss options phone 06 349 1110 or click here to email.

 

FEATURED PHOTO

This photograph of a double image of the Wanganui Public Museum Director, Samuel Drew, was taken using trick photography, which was very popular in the late 19th century. Needing new ideas to boost business, photographers developed techniques to duplicate images, particularly people. Special plate-holders and rotating partial lens caps were used to expose half of the negative at a time. After the first exposure, the subject of the photograph would quickly move into a different positron so that the second half of the picture could be taken.