Whanganui War Memorial Centre

Whanganui War Memorial Centre

Multi-purpose venue nestled in the very heart of the Whanganui CBD

The Whanganui War Memorial Centre is the perfect place to host a Dinner, Dance, Event Conference, Expo – the list is endless! Imagine the fun you could have preparing for your occasion in this iconic building.

Whether it’s a dinner for 600 in The Main Hall, dancing the night away on the sprung dance floor – a seminar for 30 employees in the Pioneer Room – or a show with the Steinway Grand Piano in the Concert Chamber, we are able to cater to all your needs in our fully equipped, multi-functional Centre.

Ensuring that your event is memorable for all the right reasons.

The team at the Whanganui War Memorial Centre (WWMC), provides support and expertise to ensure visitors and users of the WWMC are delighted with their experience. The team has worked tirelessly, with consideration and skill, to revitalise the venue into a centre Whanganui can be really proud of.

The WWMC, which opened in 1960, free of debt thanks to the support of the local community through fundraising and donations, is among the top 1000 architectural ‘modernistic’ buildings in the world and the top 50 in the southern hemisphere, it is both beautiful and practical and has served the community well ever since.

Whanganui War Memorial Centre

  • Living Memorial

    Constructed between 1955 & 1960 as a living memorial to the 375 men and women from Whanganui who lost their lives in the Second World War.

  • Design

    The design of the WWMC resulted from a national competition, organised by the New Zealand Institute of Architects in liaison with the Council, which attracted 42 entrants.

  • Award Winner

    In 1961 the building design was awarded a Gold Medal from the New Zealand Institute of Architects and received a 25 year award from the Institute in 1997.

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Whanganui War Memorial Centre
Watt St. (Queen's Park) - Whanganui

10:00am – 4:30pm Mon-Fri or by appointment

(06) 349 0513
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