Our Stories

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

When Toawaka Met Cook

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!!

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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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