Welcome to the Mercury Bay Museum website
Citation 2013 Museums Aotearoa Awards:
History of Fishing
Fishing is like a religion in Mercury Bay,
and this community endeavour netted many local interest groups
to create a comprehensive treatment with a shoestring budget.
The creative displays illustrate the different types of fishing in the Bay
– past, present and future –
and clever positioning has made the Museum a must-see attraction
for proud residents and the many tourists.
11 April 2013
The Coromandel Peninsula's most visited museum with exhibits about the Polynesian navigator Kupe, Maori Artifacts, the Endeavour and James Cook, HMS Buffalo (sunk 1840), Kauri Timber and Kauri Gum, the old Dairy Factory in which the Museum is housed, early settlers records and photographic collection, Natural History displays and the History of Fishing display.
Screening room featuring: "Twelve Days-Captain James Cook in Mercury Bay".(35 minutes)
11A The Esplanade Whitianga, 3510 New Zealand
Opposite the wharf with free parking on Museum grounds.
Seniors, Locals & Students $5.00
Children (5-16) $0.50 /under 5: free Families $15.00
Hours 10am -4pm (latest entrance)
Open every day except
Day, 25th December
ANZAC day, 25 April