Events

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

What’s the point of museums?

What’s the point of museums?

Our Blog Come Behind the Scenes – a weekly insight into the Museum world! 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...
The Museum is Turning 40!

The Museum is Turning 40!

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

A Mystery to Solve!

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

An Exciting Find

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