Taonga, treasures of Russell Kororareka


The Russell Centennial Trust Board, Museum staff and the people of Russell are extremely grateful for the financial assistance received to enable the alterations to the Russell Museum to proceed.

ASB Community Trust
Lottery Grants Board - Environment and Heritage
Sky City Community Trust
Far North District Council: Kawakawa Community Board
Eastern Community Board
Russell RSA
Lion Foundation
Thanksgiving Foundation
Sir John Logan Campbell Residuary Estate
National Services Te Paerangi
Southern Trust



The function of the Museum is to collect and preserve, exhibit and interpret, and to undertake research on people and events in Russell's history. The time period covers pre-European Maori to the present day.

Major upgrades to Russell Museum have taken place from 2002. Richard Wolfe, specialist Museum design consultant, worked closely with Museum staff and Trustees to redevelop the interior displays, the new Marie King Gallery as well as the retail shop display area.

Recent enhancements include the addition of a whaleboat shelter and interpretation as well as landscaping of the grounds.

If you haven't visited Russell Museum recently, make sure you come and visit.



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