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Special Anzac exhibition at the Mercury Bay museum

There is our new exhibition “The Men in the Photo” just in time for ANZAC Day.
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This exhibition commemorates the men from Mercury Bay using three photos from our collection and centres around the Roll of Honour, Mercury Bay.

These photos have been chosen by our team as they tell a very poignant story – some of these men never returned home.

We tell the story of Private Percy Charles Balme, who saw action in Gallipoli in 1915 and the Western Front in 1916. We are privileged to have his medals and a painting of him on exhibit from the Balme Family.

Please make sure you visit this exhibition and learn a little more of the history of our men and the places around our town that commemorate them too.

All Mercury Bay RSA members are free while the exhibition is open – please just present your card to the team at the front desk.

Following the ANZAC theme these holidays we have created “Mission Accomplished”. This is an activity where our smaller visitors can hunt out objects in our mission crates or answer some questions to complete their mission.

There is a craft station set-up where they can colour a poppy and place on our wall too.  If you are a Museum Explorer there is a badge to collect as well!

Speaking of Museum Explorers – have you joined yet?? It is open to all children and its FREE!!! Each child gets a passport, a lanyard, and a badge when they join.  Every time they visit the museum, they get a stamp in their passport and a badge to add to their lanyard – simple as that!! And fun too! Just remember that children must be supervised by an adult when in the museum.

Now that we have your children signed up to the Explorers programme you will need to purchase a concession card – see what we did there??  Hehe.  These are $75.00 and there are 10 visits per card – that reduces the cost of your visit to $7.50 – BONUS!

So, pop into the Museum these school holidays and see what’s new and fun to do!!

Thank you to our amazing community for supporting us and we always look forward to seeing you in the Museum! We are open Monday to Saturday 10am to 3pm (last admission 2:15pm).