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

NZ Archaeology Week – DIGGING DEEP

Past Events

30 April 2021 from 11am

Duration 2 hours
Come and join us for a fun session of digging deep to find the artefacts!
Archaeologists discover sites that need to be “dug”. The process is very pain stakingly slow but these archaeological sites can tell us a lot about what happened in this area historically!!

Join us to “dig up” & uncover history!

Children $2.00 each & adults by koha.
Children must be supervised by an adult.
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What’s the point of museums?

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The Museum is Turning 40!

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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.