Auckland Museum, Auckland Central

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Learn about New Zealand's rich history at Auckland Museum, serving as both a major cultural institution and a war memorial. Designed in the 1920s as a commanding neoclassical temple, this structure features an impressive copper dome, added in 2007. The ground floor, dedicated to the Auckland area's natural and military history, houses impressive displays of Maori artifacts, including a war canoe and a carved meeting house (which you can enter only after removing your shoes). The upper levels feature more military exhibits and a display about the region's volcanic fields, including a fascinating simulation of an eruption. For the sake of convenience, take a guided highlights tour, included in your admission ticket. Plan a Auckland Central trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • This museaum is set in a lovely location with great views. Inside has well presented exhibits. In particular were the exhibits showing Maori history and customs  more »
  • The museum is excellent. Loved the Māori part, and the war-related exhibit. A great way Lyon learn about the country....  more »
  • Our third visit to AKL and fourth to the Domain. Gardens are lovely and the museum very interesting. There is always some kind of special exhibition on too. This year it was an awarding winning photog...  more »
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  • Eclectic museum dealing with New Zealand's ethnic, natural and cultural heritage/history. Favourite part was easily the Weird & Wonderful section, it is wasted on the children! Nice cafe, shop and clean toilets create a nice atmosphere that makes you want to return. When I visited there was building work on going for future changes to the museum.
  • Great museum, lots to see and worth the price. This museum gives a excellent range of things to see about the culture, world war, volcanoes, etc. You can easily spend around 3-4 hours inside and still not be finished with everything. The tickets are free for Auckland residents so it was a bonus and even the general tickets are $25 so it was worth the day.
  • Great Museum which often has decent exhibitions. Very good wheelchair access once inside how ever the hills to get there can be an issue. The elevator in the car park was broken when we visited which meant I needed help to get to the main entrance
  • We loved this museum!! The ticket is not cheap but it didn’t bother me after I realize that they don’t charge to NZ people, which I think is really good. It was our last day on Auckland and to be honest we have our suit cases with us, they gave us a box to put the suit cases while we visit the museum and it was free of charge. The museum is really big, have some temporal expositions as well so if you want you could spend 5-6 hours there and wouldn’t even notice when the time pass
  • Amazing experience I had there... I stayed there for 5 or 6 hours and i totally enjoyed my time... huge section with nature life, war history and everything you want to know about the old times of New Zealand and the modern history as well... I love history so this place was heaven for me... also they have the haka in live events with local natives performing and it was amazing... suck a nice atmosphere there everything inside is wonderful with a good store inside to buy everything you want from souvenirs and books... also the staff is very helpful and they providing anything you need to know about their facilities... you can spend the day there and enjoy the surrounded area outside the park as well... such I nice park there is there... absolutely amazing... P.S. I was amazed with the section they have about Greek history... so many things from my mother country and it was something that made me proud and sad at the same time...
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