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Porirua Hospital Museum

The museum is located in the last remaining part of the original asylum in Porirua. The main hall was a dormitory and an original restraint room is part of the building. In the grounds is a sun shelter built to keep patients out of direct sunshine as it damaged their skin if they were on particular medication. A memorial for Dr Skay, first inspector of asylums in New Zealand, is next to the hospital.

Collection Type
History, Historic Site, Science

Contact Details
Postal address iconPO Box 50 264, Porirua 5240
Telephone number icon64-4-385 5999 ext 7541 OR 04 239 9499
Web address iconhttp://www.poriruahospitalmuseum.org.nz
Email address iconphmrct@hotmail.com

Visitor Information
Physical address iconKenepuru Drive, Porirua, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconTuesday 1pm-4pm Other times by arrangement
Charges iconFree

Wheelchair accessParkingGuided TourToilets
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