Mercury Bay Museum, Whitianga

4.3
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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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3.9
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  • Surprisingly good displays, well worth the entry fee. Informative and interesting, put together by the local volunteer groups. Learnt a lot about Capt Cook and his voyages around the Pacific, with lot...  more »
  • This interesting museum is well worth an hour or two. There are plenty of text displays and the contents focus on the local area. There is information on a local shipwreck and plenty of great artifact...  more »
  • Enjoyed history the Museum housed. Enjoyed the interactive features. This Museum was once Mercury Bay Dairy Factory and the added attraction for me of this museum was that my Grandfather once worked h...  more »
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  • A lot better than it appears it might be. Very cool
  • Great for the kids to learn about captain Cook and his life including local history and sea life.
  • 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!
  • Excellent little local history museum.
  • Neat little place to learn a bit about the areas history. Well presented.

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