Ngā Hāora Tūwhera Ai – Opening Hours

10.00am – 4.30pm every day except Christmas Day and Good Friday.

The Museum Shop is open during opening hours.

Ngā Utu – Museum Admission Charges

Free admission. Koha is always appreciated.

Te Tari Rokiroki – Archives Research Services

Archives are available by appointment only.

Researchers can contact to make an appointment.

He Haerenga Ārahi – Guided Highlights Tour

We offer a one-hour museum tour, highlighting our internationally renowned collection of taonga (treasures). Cost $20 per person.

Time by appointment, during opening hours. For further information phone 06 349 1110 or email

Download our full Tours brochure to see all of our various tour options.

Manuhiri Hauā – Visitors with Disabilities

Whanganui Regional Museum is accessible to wheelchairs and prams via the entrance on Watt Street. Galleries and public toilets within the Museum are accessible to all.

While the Museum is often a quiet space, during school holidays or when education classes are present, this may not always be the case. Please phone on 06 349 1110 before your visit to check if groups that could affect noise levels are booked in. If you are attending an event at the Davis Theatre on Watt Street, there is ramp access from the car park behind the Museum.

Please contact the Museum if you are interested in a tactile tour designed for visually impaired visitors.

Ngā Ārahitanga-ā-Rōpū – Group Visits

Planning to visit with a large group? Let’s make it memorable together! Please take a moment to reach out to us before your visit, so we can better accommodate your group, provide any necessary arrangements, and ensure that your visit is as enjoyable as possible.

Father and child pointing at whale skeleton