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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...

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Mystery Object Jan19

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...

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Nov 2018 Overview

Wow that year went fast!! They say time flies when you are having fun.We have once again had a busy month here in the museum. We had an amazing turn out for our Business After 5 in the Museum with a full house all round and really positive feedback on the changes we...

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A History Mystery

Now we need your expertise –we have an object in the museum which is going into our new agricultural exhibition and we need more information on it.

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Meet our new Cow!

Article first published in The Informer It’s been a busy couple of weeks herein the Museum. During the school holidays we hosted a scavenger hunt for families. The scavenger hunt included tracking down some bits at the beach which were used to either decorate or...

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