Mercury Bay Museum, Whitianga
(4.5/5 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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  • We chanced upon the Museum at Whitianga Harbour, Mercury Bay and enjoyed it very much. We discovered so much about Captain James Cook and early New Zealand through exerpts of his and Joseph Banks diar...  more »
  • People and boats that have shaped Coromandel into what it is today and insight in to the transition of the area 
  • Definitely one to do after a boat trip and only just over the road. Be sure to watch the film on Captain Cook 
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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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