Russell Museum Te Whare Taonga o Kororareka
Russell Museum tells the story of Ipipiri, the eastern Bay of Islands - the first landing site and settlement of the Polynesians. Kororareka Russell township is NZ's first town. The Museum documents the earliest years of Mäori/European contact, including Capt. James Cook, Du Fresne, and Charles Darwin; Kororareka Russell was where the Northern Wars started with the sacking of the township. There are also artefacts relating to Russell's 100 years as a port for whaling and trading. A 12-minute DVD outlines Russell's history. The Museum sells Heritage Trail booklets to encourage visitors to explore the town and its surrounds. The shop specialises in books about the history of the northern region.
2 York Street, Russell 0202
2 York Street, Russell
Daily 10am - 4pm
Adults: $10.00 / Seniors: $9.00 School Groups: $5.00 per child, accompaning teachers free