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Western Bay Museum

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The Western Bay Museum tells the story of Katikati from its earliest Maori settlers to the establishment of the world’s only planted Ulster Irish settlement, to more recent times through artefacts, displays, photographs and documents.

Our museum offers a fun, educational and affordable journey through the past, and displays a wealth of household items, furnishings and farm tools that were in common use in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Walk-through scenes and exhibits include a recreated Victorian sailing ship cabin, where you can imagine just what it must have been like for the Irish immigrant families who spent three months crossing the world in such a confined space.

Our exhibits help illustrate the lives of the pioneer loggers and bush workers, the farmers breaking in their land, the early orchardists and the hard-working men and women who settled the western Bay of Plenty.

Contact Details
Postal address iconPO Box 393 Katikati 3166
Telephone number icon64-7-549-0651
Web address iconhttp://www.westernbaymuseum.nz
Email address iconinfo@westernbaymuseum.nz
Staff iconThe museum is run by volunteers.

Visitor Information
Physical address icon32 Main Road, Katikati 3129, New Zealand

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