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Historical Society members are part of the wider museum family and their support enables the museum to flourish and grow. Our responsibility is to collect, record and preserve history. The club has committee meetings and regular excursions to interesting heritage site around the Mercury Bay Area and further afield.
Mercury Bay Historical Society Membership Benefits
Our annual fees are $15 (single person) or $25 (family membership - two adults and two children). To join please contact our committee by phone or email.
- Meet like-minded people
- Receive a regular newsletter
- Learn more about New Zealand History
- Share your own knowledge and skills
- Get involved in heritage projects
- Receive invitations to field trips and social events
- Receive invitations to Mercury Bay Museum events
Join Our Society
We welcome your contact by phone or email. Download and fill out our membership form on this page. Please email the form back to us or you can drop this into the Mercury Bay Museum (11A The Esplanade, Whitianga). Annual membership subscriptions are as follows:
- Single Adult $15
- Family - 2 adults and 2 children $25
Membership fees & Donations to the Historical Society can be made to the Historical Society Bank Account - 38 9007 0109712 -00 (please put your surname in the reference field).
Mercury Historical Society Background
In the early 1970's the Mercury Bay Historical Society was formed. together with the Mercury Bay Lions and support from many local people 55,000 pounds was raised and the Mercury Bay Dairy factory was purchased for our museum building.
Be part of our history and join our club - all welcome to join and participate!