Autumn School Holiday Programme – Make a Bolung Gu

Book your place to make a traditional Chinese drum!
Thu, 18 Apr, 2024
10:00 am
– 12:00 pm
Koha
Whanganui Regional Museum
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Autumn School Holiday Programme – Night at the Museum

Get ready for night time fun in the Museum!
Wed, 24 Apr, 2024
6:00 pm
– 7:30 pm
Koha
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Autumn School Holiday Programme – Lantern making

Pop in to the Museum anytime on April 24th to make a paper chinese lantern.
Wed, 24 Apr, 2024
10:00 am
– 4:30 pm
Koha
Whanganui Regional Museum
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Autumn School Holiday Programme – Make a Bolung Gu

Book your place to make a traditional Chinese drum!
Thu, 18 Apr, 2024
10:00 am
– 12:00 pm
Koha
Whanganui Regional Museum
Learn More

Autumn School Holiday Programme – Night at the Museum

Get ready for night time fun in the Museum!
Wed, 24 Apr, 2024
6:00 pm
– 7:30 pm
Koha
Whanganui Regional Museum
Learn More

Autumn School Holiday Programme – Lantern making

Pop in to the Museum anytime on April 24th to make a paper chinese lantern.
Wed, 24 Apr, 2024
10:00 am
– 4:30 pm
Koha
Whanganui Regional Museum
Learn More

Between skin & shirt – The photographic portraits of William Harding

Selection of 60 portraits by prominent Whanganui photographer William James Harding, from the collection held by the Alexander Turnbull Library.
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Nga Wai Honohono – Bound by Water

Taonga (treasures) Maori have been gathered together around the great waka taua (war canoe) Te Mata-o-Hoturoa in Te Atihaunui-a-Paparangi, the Maori Court. They bind together the people of the awa (river), their stories and the great awa itself.
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Ko te Kakahu o te Marama – Outfit of the Month

Every month, as part of the ongoing Outfit of the Month series, the Museum exhibits a special item from its extensive fashion and textile collection. 
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Te Puaha-o-Whanganui – Crossing the Bar

The Port of Whanganui has a dramatic history and is now making a brave comeback.
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He Huruhuru te Manu Ka Tau! Dressed to Thrill!

Fashion from the 1890s and the 1990s. A vibrant celebration of two very different decades of fashion from the Whanganui Regional Museum collection.
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Te Pataka Whakaahua – The Lindauer Gallery

Paintings of Maori tupuna (ancestors) by Gottfried Lindauer.
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Haha Te Whenua – Young Land

The geological beginnings of the notable Whanganui Basin and the first creatures to live here.
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Te Hunahuna – Beaked Whales

Beaked whales dive deep under the sea off the Whanganui and Taranaki coast. They are magnificent and mysterious.
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Tangihia Te Pere – Opening the Door

The Friends School, Native Schools along the Whanganui River and Whanganui Girls College all feature.
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He Matanga – Movers and Shakers

Remarkable scientists, educators and scholars who have lived and worked in Whanganui and influenced the world.
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