EventsA look at what is taking place in Mercury Bay this year
When Toawaka Met Cook
22 June 2019, 11am
Mercury Bay Museum
We are so excited to be hosting this event this weekend!! Come in, purchase a book, get it signed and then have a look around the museum!! See you Saturday!!
Head to the Mercury Bay Museum Saturday 22 June 2019 for the book launch of ‘ When Toawaka Met Cook’.
An account of 12 extraordinary days in November 1769, when James Cook and his Endeavour crew met Ngāti Hei chief Toawaka and his people in Te Whanganui o Hei (Mercury Bay), Coromandel, in a historic and groundbreaking encounter between Māori and European civilisations.
1 – 12 November 2019
This year almost exactly 250 years to the day after Charles Green an astronomer who arrived in Aotearoa on Captain Cook’s first voyage pointed his telescope skywards to
Summer has now left us and the mornings are a lot cooler. The Museum is now in its winter hours – so closed Monday’s (except for Queen’s Birthday) and 10am-4pm Tuesday to Sunday. Thank you to all who visited over the summer break. It was great to see so many new...read more
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