Information for Teachers

Mercury Bay Museum is an ideal place for learning and development.

Our education programmes extend the learning environment beyond the classroom for both students and teachers. We can tailor unique classes to meet the needs of our visiting education groups.

School Feedback

“We really enjoyed the experience of you coming into the centre to share your information and knowledge with us about the Endeavour, it’s crew and some key events that happened during their visit here in 1769. We found it to be very engaging and it sparked our children’s interest in learning about how and why Captain Cook sailed the Endeavour to our area, and what life may have been like here, during that time in history. There have been many conversations since, and some of our children have been to visit the museum with their families. Again, thank you very much from everyone here at Whenuakite Country Kids; we really enjoyed your visit!”

Jasmine Lockhart
Whenuakite Country Kids

Our Programmes

Bookings are essential, email or complete a booking form below.


Our Feathered Friends

Ngāti Punaweko rātou ko Ngāti Hurumanu – this programme is available from Term 2 2020

Kauri Gum & Gumdiggers

Little Ship, Big Minds

Twelve Days – 1769

These programmes are for Years 1-10. Years 11-13 can be tailored more specifically just give us a call.
Early Childhood – we can work with you to tailor a specific topic or visit to the Museum.

Museum in a Box – we can visit your classroom or education centre with a tailored box of taonga/treasures. Please contact us to discuss this programme.