The Whangaroa County Archives Preservation Society was established in 1979 and housed in the RSA building, in a room made available by the Kaeo Public Library. It was renamed the Whangaroa County Museum & Archives Society in 1984 and the book Whangaroa, compiled by Vern Sale, was published in 1986 at the time of the Whangaroa County centenary. In 1991 the museum relocated to the old Kaeo Post Office building, where it remained until 2011.
The funds from the sale of the Whangaroa book, accumulated over the years, enabled the museum to purchase (in 2010) its current premise which was the former Far North District Council Service Centre. A safe haven for it's historic artifacts.
Open daily from 10.30 through to 2.30, the Museum is run by a dedicated band of Volunteers who will open at other times or on weekends if special requests are made.
The small but functional committee ensure the smooth running of the Museum and our Administrator Miriam keeps her finger on the pulse.
We encourage and welcome any new members who would like to join our Society.