Pricing and Conditions

Adult $10.00 - $12.00
(15 year(s) and under)
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Children accompanied by parents go free.

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Last admissions are 45 mins before closing time to provide time to see exhibits. Groups can be pre-booked.

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Same day, no charge.


Russell Museum tells the stories of Russell Kororāreka and the Bay of Islands Īpipiri from first Polynesian arrivals, first European encounters and early settlers. The digital map called Īpipiri now joins Captain Cook’s Endeavour as a museum must see attraction. Its two animated re-enactments brilliantly bring to life how our region and its ecology were first formed and developed and is great fun for kids and adults alike. Our latest exhibition, the "Story of Mangahāwea" tells the stories of the celestial navigation which brought the first Polynesian arrivals to the Bay of Islands, and the subsequent settlement of the island by Māori over the centuries.

Opening times

Business hours:
10.00 - 4.00 pm (last admissions 3.30).
Months of operation:
All months of the year


2 York Street, Russell, New Zealand.

plane Proximity to airport:
1 hour drive to Bay of Islands airport (car ferry or passengery ferry required).
bus Proximity to coach terminal:
Ferry ride from Intercity terminal in Paihia, 3 minutes walk from ferry.
decisions Proximity to town:
Central town, 3 minutes walking distance from ferry wharf, ferries from Paihia are regular during opening hours.

Language support

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  Written Spoken
Dutch YES NO
French YES NO
German YES NO
Japanese YES NO
Māori YES NO

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