Events

A look at what is taking place at the museum & Mercury Bay over the year

The Museum is Turning 40!

The Museum is Turning 40!

Our Blog Come Behind the Scenes – a weekly insight into the Museum world! 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...
Twelve Days – 1769

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.

New HMS Buffalo Exhibit

New HMS Buffalo Exhibit

Our Blog Come Behind the Scenes – a weekly insight into the Museum world! 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...
A Mystery to Solve!

A Mystery to Solve!

Our Blog Come Behind the Scenes – a weekly insight into the Museum world! 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...
An Exciting Find

An Exciting Find

Our Blog Come Behind the Scenes – a weekly insight into the Museum world! 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...
When the Regional Collections Advisor comes to visit

When the Regional Collections Advisor comes to visit

Our Blog Come Behind the Scenes – a weekly insight into the Museum world! When our Regional Collections Advisor – Kate, calls and says that she is coming to visit and to find her some interesting objects to look at it – we put our thinking caps on. While looking...