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Whanganui Regional Museum

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Ross C wrote a review Mar 2021
Richmond, New Zealand237 contributions22 helpful votes
Very good regional museum with terrific set of Lindauer paintings, one modern and two historic waka taua on display . Lots of exhibits including beaked whale skeletons, 19th century street and home life items o mezzanine floor. Maybe best viewed in two bits: ground floor 1-2 hours, and 1 hour for mezzanine level.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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RocheMaree wrote a review Jan 2021
Hawera, New Zealand535 contributions153 helpful votes
Fab provincial museum just off the main drag in the middle of town! Modern, fresh, well lit and just the right size to whizz around on perfectly formed pathways within an hour and a half. The Lindauer painting collection is amazing as is the huge amount of moa bones. There is plenty to keep the kids interested. The taxidermy animals and the extensive 'poo' collection were a firm favorite that was talked about for the rest of the day. What really clinched the visit was the passion and service from the ladies who welcomed us. They explained the must see highlights, gave the kids a museum scavenger hunt with stamps as a prize for finishing and also advised a great lunch spot. Well done ladies, you are fab ambassadors to promote this ace museum and beautiful city.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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John L wrote a review Oct 2020
Cambridge, New Zealand161 contributions32 helpful votes
visiting with my wife and friends, we spent a very pleasant hour or so at the museum. My wife and her friend thoroughly enjoyed the visit with myself perhaps a little less enthusiastic. The areas i did enjoy and would have liked to have seen more of, were displays of early Wanganui history and the personal stories. Having said this, it was free and we did enjoy our visit.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Karen L wrote a review Jun 2020
7 contributions2 helpful votes
A blend of past and present. Some exhibition gems. Easily spend an hour and a half. Helpful staff. Thanks
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Rod Cramb wrote a review Jan 2020
Randburg, South Africa36 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent almost two hours wandering around the museum, and quite honestly could have spent longer. Loads of Maori and British history. Lots of clear concise information, well laid out. Free entry, but all donations gratefully received!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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