Butler Point Whaling Museum

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The Butler Point Whaling Museum is located at Hihi, near Mangonui in New Zealand’s Doubtless Bay and was a centre for whaling fleets in the 1820s-1850s. The museum comprises the house built in the 1840s by early settler William Butler, an earlier Church Missionary Society house from the Waimate Mission moved to the site by Butler. Both have been fitted with original furniture and a recently built whaling museum. It has a restored, fully equipped whaling boat, tryworks, a collection of harpoons, scrimshaw, models and artifacts from the whalers who called into Doubtless Bay, including Charles W. Morgan.

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  • Butler Point Whaling Museum Address: 31 Marchant Rd, Hihi 0494, New Zealand
  • Butler Point Whaling Museum Contact Number: +64-800687386
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