Be involved

The Russell Museum Te Whare Taonga o Kororāreka is community owned and operated
Volunteers at work in the Museum

Friends of Russell Museum

Russell Museum is a wholly self funded organisation established in 1956 under the governance of the Russell Centennial Trust Board. Its income is derived from admissions, shop sales, & public donations. Your membership supports the museums operations.

We gratefully appreciate your support.

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Membership benefits

  • Preserving your nationally significant history
  • Free entry to the museum as a Friend
  • Membership allows multiple visits for free
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Invitation to events
  • 10% Discount on selected shop items
  • Waived research library fees
  • Family History members enjoy access to Find My Past & My Heritage a combined value of $649 for an annual fee of $25.

Contact us to volunteer

There are also many volunteer opportunities at the Museum in retail, collection management, website updates & social media, education programs, fundraising, events management, writing, tour guiding, gardening, and maintenance. Pop in and have a chat to see how you can help out.

Museum Practice
NZ Certificate Level 4

If you are seeking a career in a Museum or Art Gallery the Russell Museum can help you along your way. The Manager is certified with ServiceIQ as a Trainer & Assessor for Museum Practice L4, which in cooperation with the Russell Museum,Te Papa and ServiceIQ is free to enroll.

Please email the Museum if you are interested in either of these opportunities.

Address

2 York Street,
Russell Kororāreka
Bay of Islands
Aotearoa New Zealand

Call Us

09 403 7701
(+64) 9 403 7701
Email: info@russellmuseum.org.nz

Opening hours

10.00 - 4.00 daily
Last visitors admitted at 3.45 pm