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 gum, the old dairy factory in which the museum is housed, early settlers’ records, natural history, fishing displays and a wonderful photographic collection.
Tuia – Encounters 250
In 2019, New Zealand will mark 250 years since the first meetings between Māori and Europeans during James Cook and the Endeavour’s 1769 voyage to Aotearoa New Zealand. Mercury Bay will play a significant role in the upcoming celebrations. FIND OUT MORE
Summer Hours 10am to 4pm (October – June)
* except Christmas/Boxing Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Anzac Day.
Winter Hours 10am to 3pm (July to September)
Locals, NZ Seniors & Students $6
Children $2, Under 5 are free
Family pass $15 – 2 adults & 3 children or 1 adult and 4 children
Groups 10+ please contact us re your visit.
Support the Museum
By becoming a member of The Mercury Bay Historical Society, you are supporting the Museum with upcoming displays and future events.
If you would like to become a member, contact us or download our form.