Mangawhai Museum

Things to do

A beautiful modern museum, where our harbour based history comes to life, celebrating coastal life around from building ships to building sandcastles.

Our Museum provides rich history and celebrates life around the harbour. The stories are told with a wonderful collection of graphics, displays and videos that will keep you interested and engaged. So allow plenty of time.

Stories tell of an epic battle of the Maori wars, lost gold still waiting to be found from the second world war, secret gatherings of heavy machinery to defy government regulators and a look at our local natural history around Mangawhai and its harbour including the fight to save the critically endangered fairy tern.

How to Find Us
From $6 – $12


191 Molesworth Drive
Mangawhai Heads Mangawhai Heads
New Zealand

Opening Times

10am - 4pm 7 days per week

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