Mercury Bay Museum

The Mercury Bay Museum is located in the old Dairy Factory. The Museum houses interactive and multi media displays such as the Navigator display on Kupe and Captain Cook and the History of Fishing display, the Kauri Room, Schoolroom and more

$6.00 - $7.50

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The Mercury Bay Museum is located in the stylish art-deco building, originally built in 1937 for the Dairy Factory. The old butter churn is still on display in the Museum. The Museum houses fascinating displays such as the Navigator display which focusses on the Tahitian Navigator Kupe and Captain Cook. It was during the 12 days that the Endeavour was anchored here that Mercury Bay received its name. A 30 minute locally made movie explains more about these famous Navigators. The Museum also has interactive and multi-media displays such as the History of Fishing display, the Natural History display, the Kauri Room and the 1953 Schoolroom. An exstensive historical photo collection forms the back ground for the displays.

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Physical address

Mercury Bay Museum, 11A The Esplanade, Whitianga, Coromandel, 3510, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Less than five minutes by car
Proximity to coach terminal:
About five minutes on foot
Proximity to town:
The Museum is located between the ferry warf and the centre of town.

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $6.00 - $7.50
(13 year(s) and under)

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