We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
A Great but Under-ued facility.

The War Memorial has a great setting in the centre of town, flanked by the Art Gallery and Museum... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2018
Peter H
,
Stevens,PA, United States
Stunning building and great venue.

There is so much to offer here. Each of the different areas has its own special vibe. My favourite... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
sallysage
,
New Zealand
via mobile
Read all 10 reviews
1
All photos (1)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good60%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
1 Feb 2018
“A Great but Under-ued facility.”
12 Sep 2016
“Stunning building and great venue.”
About
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Contact
1 Watt Street | Queens Park, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
Website
+64 6-349 0513
Reviews (10)
Filter reviews
10 results
Traveller rating
4
6
0
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
4
6
0
0
0
See what travellers are saying:
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 10 reviews
Reviewed 2 February 2018

The War Memorial has a great setting in the centre of town, flanked by the Art Gallery and Museum. It is an ideal facility for special events.

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

There is so much to offer here. Each of the different areas has its own special vibe. My favourite would have to be the Pioneer Room with it's crazy brick wall.

Thank sallysage
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This place is so quiet, you might pass it by. It's across from the Whanganui Regional Museum. Its exterior is an international style mesh of whiteness. Inside is a place of peace with various memorials and stained glass. You may only spend a few minutes...More

Thank doctorj42
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Went to a short film festival here - what an amazing building - awesome location for community events :)

Thank cesunnyvale
Reviewed 9 July 2016

Built to remember the boys lost to war, this is a most unusual monument. Lots of steps to a look out point that provides incredible views in all directions. Well kept and clean, it was a fab thing to do. Take the underground elevator up,...More

Thank BluesNites
Reviewed 9 July 2016

This building is recognised nationally as one of the breakthrough buildings of post WW2 New Zealand architecture. While it has a memorial function, it is essentially an events centre, with a small tiered theatre and a very large main hall. The interest for the visitor...More

Thank Thorndon
Reviewed 16 April 2016

If you have been to the museum, why not carry on and visit the Centre? It is worth a visit. I have been to many functions here over the years and it has a good 'feel' about it.

Thank SLRobinsonNZ
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Great venue for many Whanganui functions with some interesting features on all levels. Toilets don't always smell great, musty which is a shame. Staff are always friendly.

Thank sallysage
Reviewed 9 March 2016

An interesting memorial practically right in the town centre on St Hill St with a great view overlooking the town, sports oval and velodrome. It overlooks Cooks Gardens as well. There is an old wooden tower also which is obviously prone to earthquake damage and...More

Thank neville g
Reviewed 10 February 2016

This is an amazing venue for any celebration, meeting, expo's, conferences. It also has a great story about how it was built. They have an awesome team that are more than happy to talk to you about it.

Thank Sue435
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Whanganui War Memorial Centre staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines