The Porirua Hospital Museum and Resource Centre is housed in F-Ward, built in 1909 as part of the Porirua Hospital campus. It records the history of the development of mental health services in New Zealand from what can be considered their inception in 1844. The Museum, a Category 1 historic place, contains a collection of artefacts from the history of Porirua Hospital, including its time as a psychiatric facility.
Friends of the Porirua Hospital Museum aim is to make our collections more accessible, and to provide accurate information to help in their interpretation.
We are open to the public every week on Tuesday 1-4 pm but we can open for groups at other times by arrangement, just get in touch. And the best news is that admission is free although a Koha is appreciated to support the Museum.
We’d love to see you there – otherwise have a look through the history we have available here and let us know if we can help.