Mercury Bay Museum Whitianga, Whitianga

4.4
#1 of 10 in Museums in Coromandel Peninsula
Discover the compelling history of the Mercury Bay Area at Mercury Bay Museum Whitianga, 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. Use our Whitianga trip planning app to visit Mercury Bay Museum Whitianga on your trip to Whitianga, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • This museum is a little gem and we are so lucky to have it right on our doorstep. Every local should make the effort to visit it and maybe learn a bit more about our slice of paradise. Currently the m...  more »
  • Had a bit of spare time in Whitianga and visited this museum. Cost was $7.50 per adult. Well worth it. The museum is run by volunteers and a paid manager. The displays were well done and some surprisi...  more »
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  • Lots of interesting memorabilia about the discovery of New Zealand, the arrival of Cook and so on. Plus lots of recent history.
  • Excellent displays & info. Really worth a visit
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