Auckland Museum is regarded as one of the finest museums in the Southern Hemisphere and is renowned for its unique collection of Maori and Pacific treasures. It is also a war memorial for the Auckland province.
Housed in one of the country’s finest heritage buildings, the Museum tells the story of New Zealand as a nation; from award-winning natural history exhibits to galleries which investigate New Zealands cultural origins.
Scars on the Heart, the Museum’s war memorial exhibition, tells the story of New Zealand at war, while He Taonga Maori – the Museums Maori treasures gallery, displays over 2000 priceless Maori artefacts, including rare carvings and the last great Maori war canoe carved from a giant Totara tree.
Auckland Museum is the only venue in Auckland where visitors can experience a Maori cultural performance daily.
Open daily 10am – 5pm (except Christmas Day). Admission is free for Aucklanders with a MyMuseum card, sign up at the Museum with proof of residence. A donation is invited for New Zealanders. Charges apply for international visitors. Charges may apply for some special exhibitions, events, tours and programmes.