Plan your Visit - He Mōhiotanga

 

Opening Hours - Ngā Hāora Tūwhera Ai

Museum on Watt Street CLOSED for earthquake strengthening.

Museum at 62 Ridgway Street OPEN 10.00am - 4.30pm Monday to Saturday except public holidays

 

Archives Research Services - Te Tari Rokiroki

The Archives Research Service at Whanganui Regional Museum is closed until 1 June 2017.

During this time the archives store and office will be moved and up-graded as part of the Museum’s seismic strengthening and building improvements programme. The archives will not be easily accessible so we are asking researchers to wait until the service reopens on 1 June 2017. If your enquiry is urgent, you may phone the Archivist Sandi Black on 06 349 1110 to see if she can gain access to what you need.

We thank you for your patience!

 

Museum Admission Charges - Ngā Utu

 FREE

 

 

 


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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.