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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 trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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Auckland Museum reviews
We came by for the sea monsters exhibit. The newly refurbished atrium was large and very nice. It had waiting areas as well as the ticketing area, a cafe and the souvenir store. We purchased a ticket.... more »
Whilst parking was a bit difficult (school holidays and raining), it was certainly worth the effort to visit the museum and war memorial. The memorial is well set out, interactive with audio in... more »
This is really one of the best museums in the country. The variety of things will keep you busy for a while more »
An incredible place to learn about the dual cultures of new Zealand and as a visitor I was riveted, especially with the Maori history. The ear memorial is spectacular and a fantastic way to honour the memory of the people who were involved in the conflict, managing to be entertaining, educational and respectful all at once. I was also very happy to watch the Maori cultural display and it's amazing to see people with such a fierce pride in their culture whilst also being funny and amazing performers.
Auckland War Memorial Museum is a fun & exciting place to visit for the whole family. Situated on a top of a hill within Auckland Domain, it is one of Auckland's most iconic buildings. There's free entry to Auckland residents however, out-of-towners have to pay an entry fee. Well worth the visit highly recommended for families.
This place holds a special place in my heart. I bring my kids here regularly, especially on rainy days. Great to see so much NZ history, flora & fauna, and the best bit is to visit ‘Ta-Sedgemet in her sarcophagus. She’s such a long way from her resting place - the protections of her tomb that helped her navigate the Underworld to get to the Field of Reeds.
Beautiful building. Exhibitions not only of the first and second wars, but also of many parts of the world. I highly recommend the Maori Cultural Performances.
Amazing collection of Māori artifacts. The WW1 and WW2 galleries are very good. Perfectly restored Spitfire and Zero on the 3rd floor with viewing platforms to see top of planes. Check out the gardens down the hill for an added treat (don’t touch the plants). Student price for museum can’t be redeemed by students from other countries.
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