Our Stories

Come Behind the Scenes – a weekly insight into the Museum world!

Twelve Days – 1769

It has begun!! We have started the work on our new exhibit ‘Twelve Days – 1769’ and in fact as you read this the main ‘bones’ of the exhibit is complete and now it’s the pretty design stuff to do.

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New HMS Buffalo Exhibit

The Mercury Bay Museum in Whitianga has recently unveiled a new HMS Buffalo exhibit. Work on the exhibit began in February this year and was completed at the end of June. “Myself and my volunteer team have been working hard over the last few months to put together the...

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Museum in a Box

My visit to Whenuakite Country Kids – May 2019In May, I visited Whenuakite Country Kids to present our ‘Museum in a box’ Education programme called ‘Little Ship - Big Minds’.  This programme delivers information to the children about the HMB Endeavour and some of the...

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May 2019 Overview

Wow, the roadworks are nearly complete outside the Museum and our new driveway entrance is looking fab.  Thanks to Lissa and the Dempsey Wood team – you have made this process so easy! Inside the museum things are moving along too.  We recently held a training session...

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A Mystery to Solve!

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...

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An Exciting Find

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...

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