A look at what is taking place in Mercury Bay this year


Museum Events

Saturday 13th April – 26th April 2024

🎖️Join us this school holidays to complete the mission by finding our medals or searching for the answers in our mission crates
🔎 Museum explorers complete the mission and earn a badge
✂️ Craft time – colour a poppy and put it on our remembrance wall
🎟️ Normal entry fees apply – kids 14 & under are FREE
🔎 Museum Explorers come and collect a new badge!


What’s the point of museums?

What’s the point of museums?

I recently read an article in the New Zealand Geographic titled, “What’s the Point of Museums?” Written by Mike Dickason article really gave me some perspective on my job as manager of a museum. We get lot of queries about why certain artifacts are not being displayed...

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The Museum is Turning 40!

The Museum is Turning 40!

Article first published in The Informer With Christmas only a few weeks away, thoughts tend to turn towards the upcoming festivities and our social calendars move into higher gear. Here at the Mercury Bay Museum we are ready to celebrate as well as the Museum is...

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Become a Volunteer

If you would like to volunteer to be part of our front-of-house team welcoming visitors to the museum, read our volunteer programme fact sheet and download our application form from the link below.