Western Bay Museum



Western Bay Museum

    Aspiring to be Aotearoa’s best small museum.

    Nau mai, haere mai ki te whare tongarewa o Nga Kuri-a-Wharei ki Otamarakau ki te Uru.

    Inside the instantly recognisable historic Old Fire Station in Katikati, you will discover the only museum in the Bay of Plenty and one of Aotearoa’s hidden gems.

    With high-quality interactive exhibitions and fun tour experiences, the Western Bay Museum brings to life the pioneering spirit of the local Māori, Ulster Irish and all other settlers who built this area.

    Welcoming and knowledgeable volunteer guides recount the tales of storm-ridden ocean voyages, adventurers and entrepreneurs and the determination and struggles that formed the foundations of the Western Bay of Plenty.

    Guided Tours are available:

    Mondays at 11 am,

    Wednesdays at 2 pm,

    Thursdays at 11 am,

    Saturdays at noon.

    Come and discover why Western Bay Museum is Aotearoa’s best small museum.

    Open times:

    Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

    Saturday – Sunday 11 am – 3 pm.

    Western Bay of Plenty
    32 Main Street, Katikati