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NZ Archaeology Week – DIGGING DEEP

NZ Archaeology Week – DIGGING DEEP

30 April 2021 from 11am Duration 2 hours Come and join us for a fun session of digging deep to find the artefacts!       Archaeologists discover sites that need to be "dug". The process is very pain stakingly slow but these archaeological sites can tell us a lot about...

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HMS Buffalo’s cannon or carronade?

HMS Buffalo’s cannon or carronade?

Located in the Soldiers Memorial Park, Whitianga, sits a cast-iron ordnance that is semi-encased in a contemporary concrete support. Two plaques on the front of the concrete base read that it is the cannon from HMS Buffalo, yet it almost looks too short and stumpy to...

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Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!!

We have started 2021 off with fabulous numbers of visitors through the doors.  These visitors are from all over Aotearoa New Zealand. Its awesome to see that people are getting out there and seeing their own country!  Thank you to everyone who has visited us and if...

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April Overview

April Overview

What an unprecedented time we are currently in. Working and learning from home has been an experience that we are all getting used to after five weeks or so. With the move to Level 3 the Museum still remains closed to visitors but we have been popping in and out...

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What’s the point of museums?

What’s the point of museums?

I recently read an article in the New Zealand Geographic titled, “What’s the Point of Museums?” Written by Mike Dickason article really gave me some perspective on my job as manager of a museum. We get lot of queries about why certain artifacts are not being displayed...

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The Museum is Turning 40!

The Museum is Turning 40!

Article first published in The Informer With Christmas only a few weeks away, thoughts tend to turn towards the upcoming festivities and our social calendars move into higher gear. Here at the Mercury Bay Museum we are ready to celebrate as well as the Museum is...

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New Additions to our Museum Trust Board

New Additions to our Museum Trust Board

Busy, busy is how we would describe the Museum – lots of children visiting us and our new exhibition is starting to take shape rather rapidly.We have also had additions to our Museum Trust Board. I would like to introduce Sharon Wright & Janet Mitchell who join us...

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