Auckland War Memorial Museum
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.
Private Bag 92018, Auckland
Phone 64 9 309 0443 (reception) or 64 9 306 7067 (automated infoline)
Auckland Domain, Auckland
Open Daily 10am-5pm (Closed Christmas Day). Māori Culture Performance 3 x daily - 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm. Guided Tours leave the Front Foyer daily at 10.30 and 2pm.
“No donation is requested from visitors from the Auckland region. A donation of $10 per adult is suggested for all non-Aucklanders. Charges apply for international residents, $25 for adult and $10 for children 14 years and under. Charges may apply for special exhibitions and programmes. Aucklanders, please bring your MYMUSEUM card or proof of residence.