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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.
Tours to Auckland Museum
$124 BOOK WITH VIATOR Auckland Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Tour, Harbor Cruise and Sky Tower
Duration: 6 hours
$101 BOOK WITH VIATOR The Classic: our most popular electric bike tour of Auckland's Highlights
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
$600 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Auckland City Tour for a small group of 3 travellers in a luxury sedan
Duration: 5 hours
$20 BOOK WITH VIATOR Skip the Line: Auckland Museum General Admission Entry Ticket
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
$168 BOOK WITH VIATOR Auckland Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing, Harbour Cruise and Waiheke Island Wine Tasting
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Auckland Museum reviews
We came by for the sea monsters exhibit. The newly refurbished atrium was large and very nice. It had waiting areas as well as the ticketing area, a cafe and the souvenir store. We purchased a ticket.... more »
Whilst parking was a bit difficult (school holidays and raining), it was certainly worth the effort to visit the museum and war memorial. The memorial is well set out, interactive with audio in... more »
An incredible place to learn about the dual cultures of new Zealand and as a visitor I was riveted, especially with the Maori history. The ear memorial is spectacular and a fantastic way to honour the memory of the people who were involved in the conflict, managing to be entertaining, educational and respectful all at once. I was also very happy to watch the Maori cultural display and it's amazing to see people with such a fierce pride in their culture whilst also being funny and amazing performers.
Auckland War Memorial Museum is a fun & exciting place to visit for the whole family. Situated on a top of a hill within Auckland Domain, it is one of Auckland's most iconic buildings. There's free entry to Auckland residents however, out-of-towners have to pay an entry fee. Well worth the visit highly recommended for families.
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