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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  • Well worth the visit very interesting and informative on the history of the area, nice staff and very helpful  more »
  • This is a great museum highlighting the history of the region with special emphasis on Capt James Cook' journeys and observations of the teansit of Mercury. Superb maps of the time showing Cook's jour...  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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