27th March 2017

Last week we were privileged to visit the Western Bay Museum in the Old Fire Station building in Katikati. 

We visited with 4 junior classes over two days. Each class had 1 ½ hour sessions. 

The communication with Paula before the visit was clear and easy.

We were met on time by Paula and introduced to her team. 

What an awesome educational experience for our classes! Our children quickly responded to the theme, stepping back in time one hundred years. The programme was so well organized, including dressing up with olden day school uniforms.

There was real variety with all the activities, including butter churning and scone making. The ‘summer harvest’ theme was evident throughout all the exhibits and activities. This even included chewing on hay, hand lawn mower racing and an apple running competition. The volunteer workers had all our students engaged for the whole session. It was extremely well coordinated, engaging and educational for all our students. The parents we had with us on the museum visit, were also truly amazed at how wonderful this team worked with our children. 

We plan to visit the museum again, as the themes change regularly throughout the year. 

We would highly recommend this educational experience to other school groups.


Thank you to the team at the museum.


John, Sharon, Trina, Sue and Meg

Omokoroa No 1 School.

October 2017

A thank you to all,


On behalf of those of us who came to the Museum last Tuesday I say a very grateful thanks to all for organizing such an enjoyable morning for us. Everyone said it was great and very 'educational'!! Ian McCutcheon is a very impressive speaker - one wonders if he has time for much else in his life!! And your lovely helpers dressed so appropriately - did a super job - I feel guilty about all the preparation and cleaning up!! You've developed a very happy and friendly atmosphere - CONGRATULATIONS! 

Omokoroa Probus Club (Antiques Group)


Telephone: +64 07-549-0651      Email: info@westernbaymuseum.nz

Address: 32 Main Road, Katikati, 3129, Western Bay of Plenty, New Zealand  


Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm

Saturday & Sunday 11am - 3pm