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“Fabulous local museum”

Mercury Bay Museum Whitianga
Ranked #4 of 33 things to do in Whitianga
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed June 6, 2014

I had no idea the history of the local Whitianga area was so interesting. Thank you to all the local volunteers who have put together a very accomplished local museum.

Thank SorrelliAuckland
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

Whitianga is a small town but its museum plays above its weight. Great layout, nice artifacts but in the end the local history has its limits. Good for an hour or so.

Thank DavidUK447
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had walked past the museum several times on fine days so when we struck a rainy one, we decided to go in and have a look around. It's a well presented museum with a nice emphasis on the history of the local area. A nice small museum that is amusing for an hour or two.

Thank MyBaby85
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

A great glimpse of local history is provided by the museum. A great photographic display of the people, families & places over the centuries.
I particularly liked the displays of maori artefacts.
It is a very compact museum but well laid out & very informative & an excellent way to while away an hour or so.

Thank John P
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

As locals we are very proud of our Museum. Always something new to see and we make sure we go at least once a year. All our visitors get told to visit and always come back saying it was great.

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