Butler Point Whaling Museum

Butler Point Whaling Museum information

Doubtless Bay , New Zealand
Marchant Rd
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adult/child $12/2
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by appointment
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At Hihi, 15km northeast of Mangonui, is this small private museum and Victorian homestead (1843) set in lovely gardens. Its first owner, Captain Butler, left Dorset when he was 14 and at 24 was captain of a whaling ship. He settled here in 1839, had 13 children and became a trader, farmer, magistrate and Member of Parliament.