Mercury Bay Museum, Whitianga

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
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.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • Small but packed full of local information. Really enjoyed the video on captain cook with local actors. Would visit again. 
  • This is a small museum but it is packed full of the history of the area in a way which is accessible for everyone. It depicts the history of Captain Cook and the HMS Buffalo in particular very well, I...  read more »
  • It was interesting to learn a bit about the area and the story of its settlement. Te video told a story in an amusing and modern way. 
  • 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.
  • top demae
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 3​h 30​m
Visit for 3​h 30​m
Visit for 3​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m