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Behind the scenes :-) There's a lot happening...

Behind the scenes :-) There's a lot happening behind the scenes here at the Whanganui Regional Museum with the building structure currently undergoing earthquake strengthening. It has been a massive undertaking to say the least...but here's a snippet of quite an exciting stage. The builders and electricians are nearing on completing the bulk of their work and its time to start the cosmetic side of things...refurbishing and refreshing all the spaces, ready to reinstall exhibitions and...
 

Fakes and Forgeries coming soon to Mangaweka...

Fakes and Forgeries coming soon to Mangaweka Fakes and Forgeries coming soon to Mangaweka
 

Conservation genetics specialist and inspiring...

Conservation genetics specialist and inspiring speaker Dr Helen Taylor will share some of her research findings at a lecture in Whanganui on October 26. - The Country Conservation genetics specialist and inspiring speaker Dr Helen Taylor will share some of her research findings at a lecture in Whanganui on October 26. - The Country
 

Sadly our Furniture shop is having to close its...

Sadly our Furniture shop is having to close its doors on Friday 27th October. GARAGE SALE Saturday 21st October, 8.30am - 12pm inside the Resource Recovery Centre, Maria Place (next to the fire station). We have restored and unrestored furniture waiting for some TLC and other items such as material, foam, headboards, wood, and many bits and bobs. Come on down and find yourself a project of your own to bring back to life. We would like to thank all our fantastic volunteers that have...
 

GARAGE SALE Our Furniture shop is sadly having to...

GARAGE SALE Our Furniture shop is sadly having to close. Saturday 21st October, 8.30am - 12pm inside the Resource Recovery Centre, Maria Place (next to the fire station). We have restored and unrestored furniture waiting for some TLC and other items such as material, foam, headboards, wood, and many bits and bobs. Come on down and find yourself a project of your own to bring back to life.
 

Health & Well-being commendation - Cancer Society...

Health & Well-being commendation - Cancer Society of NZ, Wanganui-Rangitikei-Waimarino branch Health & Well-being commendation - Cancer Society of NZ, Wanganui-Rangitikei-Waimarino branch
 

🎁***GIVEAWAY***🎁 We are super excited about...

🎁***GIVEAWAY***🎁 We are super excited about this BIG news! To celebrate the latest additional franchise to our family we are giving you the chance to WIN a FREE WOF + Basic Service Package! Can YOU guess which franchise we are bringing in? Guess correctly, like and share below to be in to win!! We will announce the winner on the 1st of November so you have until the 31st of October! Good luck!
 

Join us from the 19th October until the 11th...

Join us from the 19th October until the 11th November at Davis Lecture Theatre from Whanganui Regional Museum to watch all the movies from the Latin America and Spain Film Festival 2017! For more information, please visit: www.lasffnz.co.nz and like our page - Remember: FREE ENTRY! (No booking is required) :)
 

TONIGHT: PARIS, TEXAS - Public Screening - 7pm at...

TONIGHT: PARIS, TEXAS - Public Screening - 7pm at the Davis Theatre, Whanganui Regional Museum. Wim Wenders' Palme d'Or winning road movie from 1984 is a modern classic starring Nastassja Kinski & the late Harry Dean Stanton... Members free, non-members welcome by donation (notes please) thanks to the Goethe-Institut New Zealand. See more at www.whanganuifilmsociety.org.nz
 

That's right! We're hosting another epic Halloween...

That's right! We're hosting another epic Halloween night for the kids!! This year due to the earthquake strengthening of the Museum Building we are taking this to another spooky location.... 49 Taupo Quay right next to the City Bridge. Gold Coin entry to enter the Fright Night house of Museum Horrors! Tuesday 31 October 5.30pm - 7.30pm There will be lollies, a photo booth, some creepy characters inside...plus plenty of other ghoulish entertainment. Get your Halloween gears on and join...
 

That's right! We're hosting another epic Halloween...

That's right! We're hosting another epic Halloween night for the kids!! This year due to the earthquake strengthening of the Museum Building we are taking this to another spooky location.... 49 Taupo Quay right next to the City Bridge. Gold Coin entry to enter the Fright Night house of Museum Horrors! Tuesday 31 October 5.30pm - 7.30pm There will be lollies, a photo booth, some creepy characters inside...plus plenty of other ghoulish entertainment. Get your Halloween gears on and join...
 

Just a few shots from the happenings during school...

Just a few shots from the happenings during school holiday Crazy Critter week. We had dress-ups and some pretty epic crazy critter collages were made. Just a few shots from the happenings during school holiday Crazy Critter week. We had dress-ups and some pretty epic crazy critter collages were made.
 

There's nothing like a bath full of worms....

There's nothing like a bath full of worms. There's nothing like a bath full of worms.
 

These two look like they stepped right out of...

These two look like they stepped right out of 1870? These two look like they stepped right out of 1870?
 

For those of you waiting on your photos from last...

For those of you waiting on your photos from last weekend's Vintage Photo Booth...they're not far away! We were overwhelmed with the response and it was so nice to meet all the beautiful families that came along and dressed up. There are so many awesome photos to edit... it shouldn't be much longer now!! Just to keep you excited...here's a sneak peek at some of the images (thanks for letting us share Mary!) - so stunning don't you think?? :-)
 

Book-themed holiday activities for kids of all...

Book-themed holiday activities for kids of all ages at the Whanganui Regional Museum. Book-themed holiday activities for kids of all ages at the Whanganui Regional Museum.
 

Casually waiting for children to arrive to dress...

Casually waiting for children to arrive to dress up in vintage clothes and put on animal masks! 1pm til 4pm at the Ridgway Street premises 🐱🐶🐹🐭🐰🐺🐴🐮🐵 Casually waiting for children to arrive to dress up in vintage clothes and put on animal masks! 1pm til 4pm at the Ridgway Street premises 🐱🐶🐹🐭🐰🐺🐴🐮🐵
 

A boy and his mouse. We had an awesome rock...

A boy and his mouse. We had an awesome rock painting session yesterday at the Whanganui Regional Museum as part of the school holiday programme. Just had to share this.... whilst most spent their time furiously painting rock after rock after rock (which was cool) ☺ this young man spent the whole time meticulously working on his mouse. We hear he's a prolific artist in his own time, drawing nonstop. He declared at the end "I think this is the best thing I have ever done".
 

Such a rainy day! Typical school holiday weather!!...

Such a rainy day! Typical school holiday weather!! If you need to get out of the house with the kiddies why not pop down to the Museum at Ridgway Street. Between 1pm and 4pm we'll have a pretty good selection of vintage costumes out and some quite cool animal masks too. Pop along, dress up and take some photos!! And while you're there check out the other epic things on display 😊
 

A quiet chuckle at these 'reluctant' Dads today at...

A quiet chuckle at these 'reluctant' Dads today at our rock painting session 😁 "parents please feel free to paint a rock" we said...."nah nah, we're fine" they said.... then of course 10 minutes later they couldn't resist and got stuck in 😊😊 Great family fun