Schools groups

Delve into curriculum-aligned learning facilitated by museum staff and bring students out of the classroom with self-guided immersive, interactive, and object-based learning experiences.

An excursion to the Russell Museum will spark curiosity, develop understanding of Kororareka Russell and Ipipiri Eastern Bay of Islands’ contribution to New Zealand’s nationally and internationally significant history, and how it has shaped our country’s identity.

The Russell Museum has professionally developed exhibits, and a range of learning resources to help you and your students get the most out of your visit.

To book your group visit to the Russell Museum, complete the MS Word form with your details and email If you are organising multiple activities and would like your itinerary planned, you can contact the Bay of Islands Education Network (BOIEN) who can plan your whole excursion itinerary, including museum visits, accommodation and catering.