Anybody who is fortunate enough to visit the Museum will be amazed with the displays and information that it has to offer.
Officially the museum has a maritime theme with displays on Whaling, oystering, shipwrecks , and the construction of the Bluff Harbour Board. It also delves into the history of Bluff and what a fascinating history it is from Maori fort with it impressive armory designed to ward of the invading Te Rerupraha to its gory details of the danger of manning light houses to the history of the creation of Bluff Port a timely reminder of true democracy and somewhat in contrast how many councils work today that’s for sure.
The Museums newest attraction they’re keen to sing abut is the oystering boat the Monica which visitors can climb aboard and explore. I however was fascinated about the sheer number of ship wrecks which have litters this coast taking in many case many lives with those lost at sea. Coinciding with the tragic demise of the easy Rider is timely reminder of just brave and hardy the sea-folk of Bluff really are. The Postman has checked out many small town museums and a trip to the Bluffs Maritime Museum should certainly be in order if you happen to be passing by. Open most day with the Museum has something to captivate the interest of young and the old the land lubber and salty sea dog alike. My own personal favorite the museum naval collection – pity the poor bugger who tries to invade Bluff any time soon.
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