Russell Museum is an ideal place to undertake research on all aspects of Russell / Kororareka and the Eastern Bay of Islands history. Our collection consists of:

  • artifacts
  • reference and rare books
  • early photographs of Russell and the surrounding area
  • family papers
  • newspaper clippings
  • magazines
  • Waitangi Treaty Claims documentation
  • Old Maori Land Claims

Our friendly and experienced staff are available to assist you. We use Vernon: Collection Management Software for Museums. Importantly, our staff have local knowledge and networks that may be helpful to your research.

If you can’t visit Russell Museum to research, don’t worry, we can research for you. Our research fees are nominal, as are our copy, scanning and photo printing services. Please email us or call ahead to 09 4037701 for an appointment or alternatively ask us to carry out research on your behalf. We look forward to helping you.

Additional donations of information for our archives are always welcome so that we may share this knowledge with others.