Explore the collection

The Whakatāne Museum houses over 600,000 items in its collections. This includes significant examples of Taonga Māori, a comprehensive collection of archival material from the Whakatāne District and the Bay of Plenty region, and an extensive photographic collection covering the physical and social history of the past century.

There are currently 1000+ items available online and we are continuing to add to this through our digitisation project.

Search Rapuhia

The Search allows you to look for any words describing a collection object.

Enter the words you wish to search for. For more specific results: you can search on a phrase (e.g. "Bay of Plenty"), include a word (e.g. +print), exclude a word (e.g. -monochrome), or search on part of a word (e.g. paint*). Please see the help topic on the Search for more details on how to enter your searches.

Explore by maker Hōparahia mā te kaihanga

Explore by object type Hōparahia mā te momo taonga

Bird's eye view Tirohanga arorangi

Explore by colour Hōparahia mā ngā tae