There are several ways you can get involved with Western Bay Museum. Become a Friend of the Museum, join our group of hardworking volunteers, or donate online. If you can help, we'd love to hear from you.


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Friends of Western Bay Museum

We are very grateful to have the support of the 'Friends of the Museum'. There are various membership packages available from individual and family memberships annually, to lifetime memberships.

The fees enable the development of the collection and exhibitions. Anyone interested in joining should contact us using the button below, or call in and collect a brochure.

Become a Friend

Volunteering at the Museum

We have over 70 passionate, knowledgeable and committed volunteers at the museum. They are the back bone of our organisation without whom we would not be able to exist. They help to tell the stories of our ancestors, create high-quality, memorable experiences for our visitors and help in countless other ways with the conservation, restoration and preservation of treasures and tales.

There are plenty of ways to get involved, whatever your skills or passions. If you are interested in joining our community of volunteers, please contact us at or on 07 549 0651.

Meet our Volunteers

Margaret McClymount

Conservation and Restoration

"I have lived in Katikati for 13 years.  From a young age my parents taught me to value old and precious items so I was drawn to Western Bay Museum to learn more of the fascinating history of the area.

My specialist work is in conservation where I can restore, preserve and bring to life the precious relics through their history.  Western Bay Museum has a superb collection of artefacts and I am proud to be a volunteer in such an amazing enterprise."

Pauline McCowan

Researcher / Experiences

"Volunteering at the Western Bay Museum lets me follow my passion and interest in museums while contributing to my community. Museums are part of a democratic society where people can express themselves. Museums hold people's stories and are places to belong.

Volunteering means I can contribute to the sharing and extending of knowledge in my community while I continue to discover how fascinating people and their stories can be."

Join our volunteer team

Connect with us

Opening hours

Monday to Friday
10:00 am — 4:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday and Public Holidays
11:00 am — 3:00 pm

Closed: Good Friday, Anzac Day morning, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Contact details

The Old Fire Station
32 Main Road
Katikati 3129
New Zealand

Phone +64 7 549 0651