Mercury Bay Museum Whitianga, Whitianga

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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Mercury Bay Museum Whitianga Reviews

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  • The museum was recommended to us by our host at the B&B and was absolutely worth the time. Such an informative museum in what appears a small space, but once inside it opens up into a variety of...  more »
  • Lots on the Cook landings and local history, should take half a day to enjoy the entire museum. Well done  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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