The Wanganui Collegiate School was founded in 1854 and has over 162 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, 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.
WCS Museum Trust, c/o Wanganui Collegiate School, Private Bag 3002, Wanganui 4540
0274 812 324. (Contact details for WCS Museum Trust Chairman, Richard Bourne)
The WCS Musuem is administered by a registered Charitable Trust and staffed by volunteers.
Wanganui Collegiate School, Liverpool Street, Wanganui
Open on request during School hours, on all major School weekends, and at other times by prior arrangment by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 0274 812 324 (Richard Bourne).
Free, although donations or purchase of memorabila gratefully appreciated.
Other FacilitiesMuseum 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 50,000 photos covering all years from 1881 (scanned copies available for purchase).
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