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
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Whakaata looks to show a connection to a Maori print history. It acknowledges this place, the proximity of Pompallier House with its historic printing press and its role in communication during the time of early contact. This exhibition presents...
Extended until August 31st 2015 This exhibition explores the maritime history of Russell from a social perspective – how a small girl reacted to visiting American whale ships, how whaling embedded itself in one family’s history, how being surrounded by the ocean has...
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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