Russell Museum Whare Taonga o Kororāreka
Sharing the culture and stories of Kororāreka Russell
and Īpipiri Bay of Islands with the world
Īpipiri is the Māori name for the Eastern Bay of Islands. Take a look at our collection of Māori artefacts and explore our digital interactive mapping table which explains the history of the Bay and tells the stories of first contact between Māori and the crew of the HM Bark Endeavour.
Endeavour and early explorers
The Search for the Whangamumu Whaling Film
Sunday 11 September Russell Boat Club Matauwhi Bay, Russell 4.00 pm Entrance by Koha for preservation of Russell Kororāreka's whaling history. On Sunday 11 September, Lindsay Alexander, a published whaling historian, will tell the story of the Whangamumu whaling...
School Holiday Discovery Fun Day
Join the Russell Museum Whare Taonga o Kororāreka for a family event. This Easter school holidays, we're having a Discovery Fun Day. Bring the kids come along to on the morning of Tuesday 19 April and join us for a fun day. There will be plenty of things to do,...
Sea level rise and climate change
The Kororāreka - Russell Wharf Kaitiaki Trust and Resilient Russell Charitable Trust are encouraging a conversation in the community about climate change and the impact of sea level rises will have on our community. To kick this off, they are holding an event and have...
The Story of Managahāwea
Russell Museum’s new exhibition, The Story of Managahāwea is a fascinating look at an extremely early site of first arrivals from Polynesia. Beneath the soil of its beautiful beachfront, archaeological evidence from a series of excavations under the...
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2 York Street,
Bay of Islands
Aotearoa New Zealand
10.00 - 4.00 daily
Last visitors admitted at 3.45 pm