Auckland Museum, Auckland

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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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  • A huge place with many interesting areas documenting the Maori traditions, wildlife, volcanic history. I couldn't believe the size of the now -extinct Moa bird !!!! 
    A huge place with many interesting areas documenting the Maori traditions, wildlife, volcanic history. I couldn't believe the size of the now -extinct Moa bird !!!!  more »
  • Out of all the museums in NZ, this is one of the top museums considering different exhibitions come in through out the year. I went to see the Greek Exhibition which showcased multiple artifacts from....  more
    Out of all the museums in NZ, this is one of the top museums considering different exhibitions come in through out the year. I went to see the Greek Exhibition which showcased multiple artifacts from....  more »
  • Always enjoy a museum and this is an amazing one to visit. Very informative and lots of things for all ages! 
    Always enjoy a museum and this is an amazing one to visit. Very informative and lots of things for all ages!  more »
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  • Went and saw Pete the T-Rex! An awesome experience which I would heartily recommend to anyone with an interest in Dinosaurs.. I've seen many pictures of skeletons but seeing one up close and personal can't be beaten! And the new Auckland region displays are brilliant! Full of wonderful nostalgia and some really beautifully presented information about the city and it's population!
  • We had a wonderful experience here. The kids section was really great for the wee one, and the other exhibits were fantastic. We also had lunch at the cafe/restaurant in the foyer, and while a little pricey, the food was amazing! Great service too
  • Absolutely amazing exhibition. Beautiful building. Stunning place. If you come from elsewhere, not from the southern hemisphere, it will absolutely amaze you. I liked mammals the most. Also great cafe with delicious little cakes, fruit and coffee. I loved it. Thank you.
  • Amazing museum, went to see the T-Rex, what an amazing display, loads to see, need at least a full day to get to everything, everything is so well preserved and displayed. They even have an awesome kids area where kids get to touch bones and learn about different things. Highly recommend.
  • What an amazing place in our own backyard! Best of all its Free! So much to see and explore. The architecture is breathtaking in itself. Auckland domain next door so ideal for a walk after

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