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.
PO Box 50 264, Porirua 5240
64-4-385 5999 ext 7541 OR 04 239 9499
Kenepuru Drive, Porirua
Tuesday 1pm-4pm Other times by arrangement