Mercury Bay Museum, Whitianga

(4.6/5 based on 120+ 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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  • My history loving husband was delighted that we had been advised to visit this little museum. There is a lot to see in such a small museum and it is beautifully set out. The staff were very friendly a...  more »
  • The Mercury Bay Museum is a great place to visit. It is a credit to the volunteers and community. Very interesting and well set out. We loved the displays and the obvious local input. 
  • This museum is well set out and has many interesting things to look at and read. A good time to spend an hour or two. 
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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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