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Wanganui Collegiate School Museum

The Wanganui Collegiate School was founded in 1854 and has over 164 years of colourful history, much of which is preserved in this Museum for the enjoyment of the community.

The collection consists of papers, plans, documents, cups and trophies, minute books, memorabilia, uniforms, programmes photos and DVDs of drama and musical productions, sporting records, Old Boys' war records, newspaper clippings and many wonderful photographs.

All record the evolution and progress of Wanganui Collegiate School from the very early days of the 'First School' established in 1854, to the 'Old School' (1870-1910) through to the 'New School' on the present site from 1911 to today.

A full collection of the School magazine, the 'Collegian', from the first issue in 1883 to the present day gives a great insight into the life and times at the School and Wanganui.

Collection Type
Art, History

Contact Details
Postal address iconWCS Museum Trust, c/o Wanganui Collegiate School, Private Bag 3002, Wanganui 4540
Telephone number icon0274 812 324. (Contact details for WCS Museum Trust Chairman, Richard Bourne)
Email address iconwcs_museum@xtra.co.nz
Staff iconThe WCS Musuem is administered by a registered Charitable Trust and staffed by volunteers.

Visitor Information
Physical address iconWanganui Collegiate School, Liverpool Street, Wanganui, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconOpen on request during School hours, on all major School weekends, and at other times by prior arrangement by emailing wcs_museum@xtra.co.nz or calling 0274 812 324 Richard (Wal) Bourne.
Charges iconFree, although donations or purchase of memorabila gratefully appreciated.

Reference LibraryParkingShopGuided TourMembership ClubToilets
Museum Brochures; Guided tours of the Museum and School (by arrangement); Research facilities; School Registers; Old Boy and Old Girl records; Memorabilia and souvenirs; artifacts and objects; and over 40,000 photos covering all years from 1881 (scanned and or printed copies available for purchase).