Mercury Bay Museum, Whitianga
(4.5/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
Discover the compelling history of the Mercury Bay Area at Mercury Bay Museum, a collection of Maori and European artifacts and educational exhibits. Learn about the visits from famous historical figures like Polynesian navigator Kupe and Captain James Cook, who is also explained in a short film. Explore shipwrecks dotted throughout the bay, visit a recreated 1953 school room, and learn how past inhabitants fished and produced timber. A little bit of everything helps visitors get a good sense for the area. Add Mercury Bay Museum to your Whitianga travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Whitianga itinerary builder.
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  • This is recommended if interested in the history of Mercury Bay. Ideal too if you have youngsters as it's not too big and there are many displays that are of interest to one and all. Make sure you wat...  more »
  • Warm and inviting from the moment we stepped inside. A highly entertaining and informative film on Maori and interaction with Captain Cook when he spent 12 days in the area. An easy way to absorb hist...  more »
  • This little museum has some great displays including some interactive displays, great for young children. Quite a lot of interesting artefacts and antiques and lots of information about the area. The ...  more »
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  • Very lovely and tiny museum packed with a lot of stuff, informations and tiny details everywhere. Ver friendly and welcoming owner. A wonderful mixture between an historic museum and a curiosity cabinet. Worth the approximately 90min visit!
  • Neat little place to learn a bit about the areas history. Well presented.
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