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Dec 29, 2018 | Museum Articles

Goodbye 2018 and welcome 2019!!

I thought we should have a look back at 2018 – a year in review!

  • Number of Visitors – 6,337 (January to December 2018) 736 from Mercury Bay and wider Coromandel, 3,565 from New Zealand and 2,036 from the World.
  • New Exhibits – 5 – pictured below is our new exhibit ‘A Coastal Port’
  • Visiting Groups – 9
  • New Volunteers – 7
  • Volunteer Hours – 1,830 (Front of House, Collection & Handyman)
  • Items Catalogued – 514 over 1,021 hours

We are looking forward to a very busy summer.  We will be at the Cooks Beach Gala and the Seaside Carnival – so look out for our Pop-Up Museum.  We are also planning a Night @ The Museum for mid-January, check out our Website and Facebook events page.

If your New Year’s resolution is to give back to your community and you have a passion for history, come in and have a chat.  We are always looking for new volunteers. 

Have a safe summer and see you all soon!!

Becs Cox – Manager


Article first published in The Informer

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