The Riverboat Museum
The historic Wanganui Rowing Club building was restored to house the early stages of Waimarie's restoration and the Riverboat Museum.
The museum contains a full photographic record of the salvage of Waimarie and fascinating displays of river-related artefacts and photographs focusing on the riverboat era. Museum guide is on hand to assist with queries and further information.
Environmental Education the Whanganui Way
Is school boring? Are you getting sick of being stuck in the classroom? Does this sound like you? …. Then take a look at what's happening in Wanganui.
A group of educators involving the Whanganui Riverboat Centre Museum have come up with an idea, action-packed with two days of indoor and outdoor activites. The main focus of this package is the environment and education.
This action-packed activities package includes visits to:
- Whanganui Regional Museum
- Whanganui River Education Centre
- Sarjeant Gallery
- Department of Conservation
- Bushy Park Education Centre
- Whanganui Riverboat Centre (including a cruise on PS Waimarie)
Each package gets students involved with hands-on activites, games and research.
All schools should now have been sent brochures on this exciting new programme. Ask your teacher or pick up a brochure and look for yourself.
For more information on this package, costs and accommodation - contact the Whanganui Riverboat Centre.
A variety of books and PS Waimarie souvenirs are available on board Waimarie and from the Riverboat Centre.
- Teaspoons, badges, keyrings, fridge magnets, pens
- postcards and lettercards
- maps and posters
- art prints
- place mats and coasters, coffee mugs, jigsaw puzzles
- books on the riverboats, the Whanganui River and historic Wanganui
Take home a memento of your cruise or visit or a book to help you learn more of our history.
Prices from Whanganui Riverboat Centre
Tour groups welcome (advance booking preferred)