Treasuring our heritage for the enjoyment, inspiration and education of all generations.

Tiaki I a tatou taonga tukuiho hei oranga ngakau, hei kitenga, hei matauranga mo nga whakapapa-ranga katoa



To acquire and care for collections with a natural and human history focus reflecting the interaction between natural and human history in Northland.

To make these collections accessible to our community through research, displays, special exhibitions and events which are relevant, informative, educational, inspirational, enjoyable and fun.



We are guided by the principles of:

Guardianship – caring for our collections, culture, history and natural environment on behalf of our community.

Professionalism – achieving high ethical standards, honesty and integrity.

Sustainability – adopting sustainable financial, cultural, social and environmental practices.


Whangarei Heritage and Museum Trust