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“Excellent place to visit. Highly recommended.”

Whanganui Regional Museum
Ranked #9 of 31 things to do in Whanganui
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

If you're looking for detail of the life and times of the Maori, then look no further. This museum has an ENORMOUS room chock-full of their history.

It's a lovely museum and is well worth a visit. I came away awe inspired...

Thank Gemeos
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

A portion of the building was being quake proofed so there was not as much to see as normally would be.
What was there was amazing - a specially large exhibition of artifacts from Africa sent shivers up the spine! A large hall of Maori history includes a very large waka (canoe). There are displays of war memorabilia, old village shops and antiques, A 'bones' display - skeletons of all types, stuffed birds, walls and drawers full of beautiful butterflies and insects just to name a few.
There is no entrance fee.
Something great to do on a wet day - or any day!
Highly recommended

Thank JocelynMaryFaith
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

Free entry, plenty of parking and Gottfried Lindauer was on display. I felt spoiled. The Sunfish on display was very impressive, enjoyed the story about the many uses of Flax, etc. Loved that the museum had also thought of a space for the little ones by providing some books, colouring in pictures, pencils and puzzles .. very thoughtful.

Thank KiwiAdventurers5
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

Brilliant . The Maori history there leaves Te Papa in Wellington for dead. The artefacts have been handed down through whanau for generations some from 1st generation Maori in 14th century plus what they arrived with, very well displayed

2  Thank Robs440
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Reviewed 9 May 2013

The ambiance of the Whanganui Regional Museum sets the scene for a spiritual journey into the past when you enter the realm of the Maori. Awe-inspiring, tear jerking moments as you explore the wonder of whanganui maori and their love for their river, their land, their children, their world.

Thank Tracy M
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