Requesting Information from Archives Central

Whanganui District Council and Palmerston North City Council store their own archives and requests for information from those collections need to be made to them.  The other councils have placed their archives in the Archives Central building at 40 Bowen Street, Feilding.


Whanganui District Council Archives



Ian Matheson City Archives (PNCC)

Location: 179 St Hill Street, Whanganui       Location: Heritage, 2nd Floor, Central Library, Palmerston North
Phone: (06) 349 0001   Phone: (06) 351 4100
Email:   Email:
Postal: PO Box 637, Wanganui 4540   Postal: PO Box 1948, Palmerston North 4440
Hours: By Appointment    Hours: Mon, Tues,  Fri 9.30am - 6pm; Wed 10am – 6pm; Thurs 9.30am – 8pm; Sat 10am-4pm; Sun 1-4pm
Christmas Hours: 

Closed from 12pm Friday 22nd Dec

Reopen Tuesday 23rd Jan 

  Christmas Hours: 

Closed from midday 22 Dec to 26 Dec

Reopen 27 Dec to 31 Jan, 9.30-5pm

Closed 1 Jan to 2 Jan

Reopen 3 Jan to 5 Jan, 9.30 -5pm

From 6 Jan return to all normal hours


Archives Central building                            




40 Bowen Street, Feilding      
Phone: (06) 9522 819      

1pm - 5pm Tuesday to Friday

Christmas Hours: 

Closed Wednesday 20th Dec

Usual Hours Thursday 21st Dec

Closed Friday 22th Dec

Reopen Monday 8th Jan


 A list of other websites that researchers may find useful can be found here