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Magpie studio artist seizes chance to work at...

Magpie studio artist seizes chance to work at Whanganui Regional Museum. Magpie studio artist seizes chance to work at Whanganui Regional Museum.
 

Here's the lineup of activities scheduled for the...

Here's the lineup of activities scheduled for the up and coming School Holidays. All sessions start at 1pm these holidays, and are suitabe for all ages. Pop into the Museum on Ridgway to grab a brochure..or of course check it out here :-) BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL as numbers are limited. Call 3491110 to reserve a place. Sessions are FREE (koha appreciated).
 

Mike Dickison from the Whaganui Regional Museum...

Mike Dickison from the Whaganui Regional Museum led us through the 11 unwritten rules of the Wile E Coyote and Road Runner cartoons.... it just so happens that they also seem to be the written rules for the treatment of the first nations of America under colonial rule. It made for a talk packed with humour and pathos - in just a shade over 6 minutes.
 

We are just finalising the details for our School...

We are just finalising the details for our School Holiday Activities...we can confirm there will be something happening every week day of the holidays at 1pm for FREE! We'll be sharing this information in the next day or two!! Watch this space :-)
 

A former Whanganui architecture will give a talk...

A former Whanganui architecture will give a talk on the work of Don Wilson. A former Whanganui architecture will give a talk on the work of Don Wilson.
 

Tuesday 19 September at 5.30 pm Entry free - koha...

Tuesday 19 September at 5.30 pm Entry free - koha welcome Wine and juice and nibbles available An International Exchange – Whanganui Architect, Don Wilson Presented by Mark Southcombe A brief overview of Whanganui architecture in the 1950s will provide a context for the work of Don Wilson, a provincial New Zealand Modernist architect. In 1958 Wilson travelled to Chicago to study experimental building techniques at the Illinois Institute of Technology. This presentation reviews Don...
 

Do you know anyone with Prostate Cancer?? 💪...

Do you know anyone with Prostate Cancer?? 💪 Do you know anyone with Prostate Cancer?? 💪
 

Ko ngā kanohi o Te Puni Tiaki Taonga o Whanganui...

Ko ngā kanohi o Te Puni Tiaki Taonga o Whanganui (Humans of WRM) This week **Humans of WRM** celebrates Maori Language Week :-) Kua iwa tau a Āwhina Twomey e mahi ana ki Te Puni Tiaki Taonga o Whanganui – i tīmata hei Kaiwhakaako Māori, ka haere te tau ka whakaae ki te tūranga Kaitiaki Taonga Māori. Ko te pāinga o taua tūranga, ka riro māna ngā taonga Māori ō roto mai i te whare, otirā, ko ngā taonga tē kitea - e tiaki, arā ko te reo, ko ngā tikanga, ko ngā kawa me Te...
 

Another awesome education session took place today...

Another awesome education session took place today at the Whanganui Regional Museum's premises in Ridgway Street. The wonderful students from Bainesse School came in to learn all about Weaving, Fibre and Cloth from our awesome educators Awhina Twomey and Margie Beautrais. Here we can see them about to have a go at extracting muka (fibre) from a strand of harakeke (flax). It's not an easy task but they did really well. Ka Pai....!!
 

CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR (Rak ti Khon Kaen) Screens...

CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR (Rak ti Khon Kaen) Screens Monday 18th September, 7pm at the Davis Theatre, Whanganui Regional Museum Apichatpong Weerasethakul • Thailand • 2015 122 mins • M adult themes • In Thai with English subtitles A hospital full of sleeping soldiers is haunted by matters both historical and intensely personal in this gentle and entrancingly beautiful enigma from Palme d’Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul. “A film whose unforced lyricism could scarcely be more...
 

Cancer Society embracing Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori...

Cancer Society embracing Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori Cancer Society embracing Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori
 

Another awesome education session took place today...

Another awesome education session took place today at the Whanganui Regional Museum's current premises on Ridgway Street - this time some wonderful pupils from Bainesse School came along to learn all about Weaving, Fibre and Cloth with our epic educators Margie Beautrais and Awhina Twomey. Here we see the students preparing to strip a strand of harakeke to release fibres...not an easy task but they all did really well :-) Ka Pai..!!!
 

Registrations for Christmas Parade Floats for the...

Registrations for Christmas Parade Floats for the Whanganui Christmas Parade for 2017 .... are now open! Registrations for Christmas Parade Floats for the Whanganui Christmas Parade for 2017 .... are now open!
 

Just a wee reminder this intriguing presentation...

Just a wee reminder this intriguing presentation is coming up next week... 5.30pm on Tuesday the 19th. Come long, have a wine and some crackers :-) and be entertained by some really interesting local history! ************************************************************************* If you are a fan of architecture and Whanganui stories then this event is not to be missed! Check out our Facebook Events page here for more information.....or head on over to www.wrm.org.nz to the Whats...
 

Whanganui Regional Museum BLOG! Did you know that...

Whanganui Regional Museum BLOG! Did you know that Whanganui Regional Museum runs a regular blog?? The staff on board are well versed in their knowledge of the collection, local and regional history, natural history, fun facts and all things 'museum'. Why not pop along and have a read? Posts are uploaded regularly and they are well worth the time! The latest contribution is about Fashion in the Sixties and Seventies, written by Collection Manager Trish Nugent-Lyne .. but of course when...
 

Spring must be near as the blossoms are already...

Spring must be near as the blossoms are already blooming on Ridgway Street. Share your favourite Town Centre photos of Spring and tag Mainstreet Whanganui as the location. Spring must be near as the blossoms are already blooming on Ridgway Street. Share your favourite Town Centre photos of Spring and tag Mainstreet Whanganui as the location.
 

Wanganui Road Rodders members at this weekends...

Wanganui Road Rodders members at this weekends Snow Run which lived up to it's name this weekend Wanganui Road Rodders members at this weekends Snow Run which lived up to it's name this weekend
 

****HUMANS of WRM**** Because...why not? Something...

****HUMANS of WRM**** Because...why not? Something new from the Whanganui Regional Museum :-) As a regional Museum in one of the coolest little cities in New Zealand, we meet and interface with some of the most interesting people you could ever imagine. Be it our epic staff, the volunteers, people we help or collaborate with, visitors being local, national and international, members of the community, people researching or learning, those who have personal ties with items the...
 

... .....Meanwhile in the basement.......working...

... .....Meanwhile in the basement.......working away like busy underground ants! Whilst the Queens Park buildings are undergoing earthquake strengthening it is very important to make sure the items in the collection are also safe and secure in case of any future shakes. So....busy busy busy basement activity it is! Here we see our Collection Manager Trish Nugent-Lyne working alongside Collection Assistants Kathy Greensides and Sarah Hatton with the help of Museum volunteer Mick Hills...
 

Watt Fountain Fanfare -Tonight from 5pm. Food,...

Watt Fountain Fanfare -Tonight from 5pm. Food, entertainment, lots of our retailers will be open in block 2 and come and see our beautiful newly restored fountain be unveiled. Its on regardless of the weather! Watt Fountain Fanfare -Tonight from 5pm. Food, entertainment, lots of our retailers will be open in block 2 and come and see our beautiful newly restored fountain be unveiled. Its on regardless of the weather!
 

We had a visit by Peter Hardy of the Vintage Car...

We had a visit by Peter Hardy of the Vintage Car Club- he handed over $1200 from the car rally they held on August the 26th. Approx. 100 cars took part and had a great day! Thank you to the Vintage Car Club- and everyone that entered a car on the day :)