This unique historical museum records the earliest years of Maori and European contact in the Bay of Islands. Artefacts of interest include: Ipipiri (map of Eastern Bay of Islands) with original Maori place-names, 1/5 scale model of Cook’s Endeavour, whaling implements, and American author Zane Grey’s fishing souvenirs. A brief (12min) video outlining the history of the town plays continuously. The Museum’s gift shop specialises in New Zealand souvenirs and has a comprehensive selection of Northland books. Russell’s heritage, maritime and cemetery trail brochures are available.
Russell Museum, 2 York Street, Russell, Northland, New Zealand.
- Business hours:
- 10am - 5pm January, 10am - 4pm Febraury to December
- Months of operation:
- All months of the year
Facilities and Features
- Proximity to town:
- short walking distance from the Russell wharf
Pricing and Conditions