Russell Museum Te Whare Taonga o Kororareka

Russell Museum tells the story of the Russell township, recording the earliest years of Mäori/European contact, including a 1:5 scale model of Cook's Endeavour. There are also artefacts relating to Russell's 100 years as a port of call for whaling ships. A 12-minute DVD outlines Russell's history. The Museum sells Heritage Trail booklets to encourage visitors to explore the town and its vicinity. The shop specialises in Northland books and souvenirs from the area.

Contact Details

2 York Street, Russell 0202


Visitor Information

2 York Street, Russell

Feb-Dec: Daily 10am - 4pm Jan: Daily 10am - 5pm

Adults: $10.00 Children: $3.00 Family rate: $10.00 per Adult and accompanied children free


Wheelchair access

Reference library




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