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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TripAdvisor
  • Not overly huge, but easy to spend an hour+. Well thought out with a good range of displays, applicable to Whitianga.  more »
  • We learned a lot of the local history in the hour we spent here. I love learning the history of an area.  more »
  • Some very well thought out displays, all touchable and interactive, our 8yo loved this place! As adults, it was a very rich cultural snapshot of the local history.  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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