Resources - Rauemi

Classroom Activities - Hei Mahi

To get the most out of your Museum visit we suggest you prepare your class with pre-visit learning activities and follow-up your visit with further classroom learning linked to your Museum Education Programme. Contact us for activities suited to your class and learning focus.

For a general Museum visit, download this free teacher resource with suggested classroom learning activities:
Whanganui Regional Museum


Family Treasures project
A Family Treasures project is a unit of learning that links home, school and the Museum as a community resource. By researching a family treasure or family photograph, students develop oral and written communication skills and discover more about themselves, their families and their communities.
Download the free teacher resource and student workbook template:
Family Treasures project teacher resource  
Family Treasures project student workbook



One of the more unusual ways of crossing the Whanganui River was undertaken by the aerialist Senor Vertelli. In October 1867 he walked the 300 metres across the river on a tight-rope. On his return crossing, he pushed a wheelbarrow. Vertelli did offer to push a volunteer from the audience in the wheelbarrow, but no one took him up on his offer.