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Mine Store Restoration

The Navy Museum is restoring the 19th Century mine stores on the Museum site.

The restoration will ensure the character and integrity of the mine stores is retained and protected for future generations to enjoy. An archaeologist has been appointed to monitor all work on the project. Within the existing structures, we will create two new galleries and a modern learning space. This will increase the Museum’s public exhibition space by 60%.

The new galleries will focus on telling the story of the history of the Museum site and the contemporary New Zealand Navy. Work will begin on the restoration of the mine stores in early September, with full fit out of the galleries and new learning space expected to be completed by September 2020. We plan to open the new spaces to the community in October 2020.

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