Come Behind the Scenes – a weekly insight into the Museum world!
The old water tank of the Mercury Bay Dairy factory (the building that is now the Mercury Bay Museum) is home to a substantial collection of historical maps, records, books containing financial transactions and novels - many more than a century old. Mercury Bay Museum...read more
When our Regional Collections Advisor – Kate, calls and says that she is coming to visit and to find her some interesting objects to look at it - we put our thinking caps on. While looking through the collection objects for the redevelopment of the HMS Buffalo exhibit...read more
The Delusion Mouse Trap was designed by an American named John Morris.read more
19 October 2019 (TBC)
Powhiri at Wharekaho
Venue: Wharekaho Beach and Ngati Hei land
For the month of January, 2019…read more
Saturday 19 January 2019
Come and see behind the locked doors!!
Tours start at 11am and 2pm
Friday 17th January 2019
Come along to a Night at the Museum – A History Mystery!
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...read more
Miniature Chest of Drawers – 1987.001.05This miniature chest of drawers caught the eye of our collection assistants so we did a little more research on the owner.The provenance that was recorded for these drawers was in itself very exciting and then what we discovered...read more