Local History Links 

Wanganui District Council Archives
Local government records including rate roll details, maps and plans

Open by appointment

Ph (06) 349 0001

Whanganui Regional Museum
Personal, family and local history archives
Watt Street, Wanganui

Open 10am – 1pm Monday – Friday

Ph (06) 349 1110

Sarjeant Gallery Reference Library
Artists files, art journals, special collections
Queens Park, Wanganui

Open 2.30 – 4.30pm Monday – Friday
Ph (06) 349 0506

Whanganui Riverboat Centre Museum
Whanganui riverboats and river history
Taupo Quay, Wanganui

Open 9am – 4pm Monday – Saturday
10am – 4pm Sunday & public holidays

Ph (06) 347 1863

Army Museum Waiouru – Kippenberger Military Archives
Personal papers and military records
State Highway One, Waiouru

Open: 10am – 12pm and 1 – 4pm Monday - Friday but require prior arrangement to access the records

Ph: (06) 387 6911

Bulls Museum
Local and military history
High Street, Bulls

Open by appointment
Ph: (06) 322 1227

Historic Places Trust – New Zealand
For the national society see their website:

Historic Places Trust – Whanganui Branch
Contact: The Secretary
396 State Highway 4
RD 5

Horizons Regional Council Archives
Manawatu – Wanganui regional government records and pre-amalgamation local authority records, maps and plans
Victoria Avenue, Palmerston North

Open by appointment
Ph (06) 952 2800

Marton Historical Society Archives
Local history, personal papers and local government records of the Rangitikei District, including Marton, Bulls and Turakina plus Sanson and Halcombe
Wellington Road, Marton

Open 9.30am – 12pm and 1.30 – 4.30pm but require prior arrangement to access records
Ph (06) 327 8623

Rangitikei District Council Archives
Local government records, maps and plans and photographs
High Street, Marton

Open by appointment
Ph (06) 327 0099

Taihape Museum
Local history of Taihape
Huia Street, Taihape

Open 1.30 – 4.30pm Sunday, each afternoon during school holidays or by appointment
Ph (06) 388 0089 (Secretary)

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