Russell Museum

This important landmark, Russell Museum in the Russell village arose from plans to mark the New Zealand Centennial year of 1940.

Russell Museum

This important landmark in Russell village aims to reflect the history of the town and to support historic preservation. 

If you're interested in the early Maori history of the Bay of Islands, the whaling industry that linked American ships from New Bedford and throughout the Pacific, early European settlement in New Zealand or the beginnings of the game fishing and tourism industries, then a visit to Russell Museum is a must.

Learn more about the Russell Museum.