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Museum in a Box

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

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!

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

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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DEC 2018 OVERVIEW

DEC 2018 OVERVIEW

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

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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