Mercury Bay Museum
11A The Esplanade
Whitianga  New Zealand
Phone 07 866 0730


We stock books on the history of Mercury Bay and in particular books on Captain James Cook.

We also sell kauri gum, locally made soap and oils, Museum teatowels, children's toys, HMS Buffalo books, postcards, souvenirs and more...


We have an extensive historical photo collection and offer high quality
copies for sale.


Saltspray and Sawdust, the most comprehensive history of Mercury Bay, a beautiful illustrated book containing a lot of valuable oral history. This sought-after publication has now been reprinted by the Museum and is available in our shop.

We also seel the DVD; Twelve Days. A movie with a good sense of humour, made by the Mercury Bay Museum, about the 12 days Capt Cook was anchored here and gave the bay its name after successfully making measurments of the transit of Mercury.