Welcome to Auckland War Memorial Museum, where exciting stories of the Pacific, New Zealands people, and the flora and fauna and landforms of our unique islands, are told within a memorial dedicated to those who have sacrificed their lives for our country.
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In one of New Zealand's most outstanding historical buildings, boldly situated in The Domain you encounter exhibitions that will excite you with the artistic legacy and cultures of the peoples of the Pacific; the monumental carvings, buildings, canoes and taonga (treasures) of the Maori; and the diversity of cultures which now combine to form the rich tapestry of race, nationality and creed which is modern New Zealand.
The Museum is a key destination for families. Children are encouraged to develop an understanding of the world around them by exploring cultures, the arts, science and the environment.
Monday - Sunday 10am - 5pm
Next to Museum Shop in new Atrium
Hearty meals, pasta, sandwiches, snacks, soups, salads, desserts, cakes, and hot & cold drinks, all in the family-friendly atmosphere in the new Atrium.
Auckland Museum has a regularly changing programme of exhibitions and events. To see what's on and what's coming up click HERE.
For 150 years Auckland Museum, has protected and cared for the taonga, the treasures, of Iwi and Hapu from throughout Aotearoa. And together we are now forging ahead, to create new levels of understanding and enlightenment in the presentation of Maori culture and customary values, that will benefit all visitors to the Museum.
This building and the exhibits within, represent the shared history of two peoples working together, fighting together, living side by side, and moving forward into the future. Many of the taonga you see here represent our ancestors, and they provide a link back to the past. Treat them with respect.
Nau mai, haere mai, piki mai, kake mai, whakatau mai.
Maori cultural performances & tours
The Museum presents an outstanding Maori Culture Show and visitors can also opt to take a tour of the Maori galleries.
Daily 11am, 12 noon, 1.30pm
Extra performance at 2.30pm January - April