Auckland Museum, Auckland

(4.4/5 based on 4,400+ reviews on the web)
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. Add Auckland Museum to your Auckland travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Auckland itinerary builder.
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  • We had missed visiting this museum in 2012 and were determined not to do so this time. The museum has many exhibits obviosly a great deal covering the history of Mauris that took most of the ground fl...  more »
  • Beautiful Museum located in the heart of a huge park, however it is a little difficult to access via the buses of city or on foot due to the elevation for young children. The building in him is pretty good especially the inside with these columns and glazed with stained glass roof the Museum has 3 areas, 1 on the culture of peaceful (Maori in particular), 1 on the natural history of New Zealand and the last on the participation of the country in the different war of the British Crown. For all that the Museum has a fine collection, especially on the culture of the peoples of the Pacific Museum also has a play area for kids very friendly, allowing them to spend quality time
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  • I have to say I'm not really always that interested in museums but this one was definitely excellent. A beautiful building in a cool setting in the park, the Maori exhibitions on the first floor where...  more »
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  • At Auckland's Museum you can explore Maori and Pacific Island history. It has the largest collection of artifacts in the world for this region and great for your Kiwi history lesson. See the best the Museum has on offer, along with some insider knowledge with a guided tour. It's not huge but well worth a half day. My son loves it and we have been at least 7 times this year already.
  • What a great museum. The whole family had a fabulous time. My youngest tore around the kid zone while my oldest and I spent an hour on a well thought out and informative tour that left me much better informed about the geography of New Zealand, the animals that do and did love here, and of course, the Maori people. It's big enough to keep you busy for a day, but not so huge as to leave one hurrying around to try and finish it all.
  • This is such a great Museum, spent so many happy hours exploring here. So many beautiful , well maintained displays and well organised information. Definitely worth making multiple visits to enjoy the whole experience.
  • Love this place. It has everything you want for a visit to a museum. Excellent collection of Maori and Polynesian history, mixed with a tribute to New Zealands military. Throw in volcanoes, stuffed animals and an amazing building, and you have a must visit destination. In addition, if you have ankle bitters running around, there's great activities for them as well.
  • Very large. Lots too see. A good 3 hours to go around everywhere. Unfortunately it is flooded with children who run around the place and scream in your ear, really took away from it all. Museum repeated itself a bit too.