Auckland Museum

Auckland Museum, Auckland Central

Auckland Museum
4.5
Military Museums • Speciality Museums • History Museums
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Discover and experience Maori culture, with daily cultural shows and an internationally significant Maori and Pacific collection to explore, the Auckland Museum is a must see attraction. Housed in an Iconic building within the grounds of a tranquil park, the Auckland Museum is a place to discover and learn about New Zealand's culture and its natural history. Since 1929, the Museum has served as place of remembrance for the many Aucklanders who have sacrificed their lives in war.
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2-3 hours
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from A$26.09
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Neighbourhood: Parnell
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Kazzie
Auckland Central, New Zealand68 contributions
Couples
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 ancient Roman empire.
Wonderful experience.

Museum itself has different categories of permanent show aread to showcase Maori culture, world war, history and artwork.
Auckland residence will get free access to Museum but have to pay for special exhibitions.
Winter garden is a must see if you enjoy native plants and flowers.
Written 16 August 2022
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Caitlin
8 contributions
Always enjoy a museum and this is an amazing one to visit. Very informative and lots of things for all ages!
Written 10 August 2022
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gtlegacy2015
Wellington, New Zealand226 contributions
Visited to see T-Rex and accompanying Erth show. Both well worth it.

Stayed to tour the rest of the museum.
Written 30 July 2022
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Jess O
Kia ora, thanks for your feedback - we're glad you enjoyed the Erth show and visiting Peter the T. rex. We hope to welcome you back to Tāmaki Paenga Hira in the near future.
Written 1 August 2022
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Krystyna K
Chicago, IL24 contributions
I loved the war and the volcano exhibits. The Maori exhibit was well done. I would have liked a tour of the South Pacific exhibit
Written 24 July 2022
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Jess O
Kia ora Krystyn, thanks for sharing your feedback! We often have specialised tours for Museum Members if this is something of interest to you. :)
Written 1 August 2022
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Taylor
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand150 contributions
Couples
Not a big fan of museums but this was quite enjoyable. By far a lot better then Te Papa museum in Wellington. Good variety of things to look at it. Underground parking was fine when it's raining. Easy to navigate around
Written 13 July 2022
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Jess O
Kia ora Taylor, thank you for sharing this feedback - we're glad you enjoyed your visit!
Written 1 August 2022
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Dan C
Kapiti Coast, New Zealand290 contributions
Family
An iconic Auckland must see - great for all ages, amazing history, and learning zones! We got to visit on a weekday, wonderful and helpful staff.
Written 8 July 2022
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Rhonda E
2 contributions
I am sure it must be a wonderful museum but at $28 each for overseas visitors it is far too expensive. This about the same fee as the Louvre! British Museum is free! As is Sydney Museum. We will go to Te Papa and Wellington Museum which are both free but will give a donation.
Written 6 June 2022
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Andrea K
8 contributions
Couples
This is a fantastic museum, we took almost 6 hours in it, food is way too expensive though, it has an amazing collection and we enjoyed it thoroughly 🕊
Written 19 May 2022
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FreespiritOne
Sydney, Australia319 contributions
Solo
It was hot and I decided to escape the heat
What a fabulous day
Such an interesting place full of interesting displays and people
Highly recommended
Written 23 January 2022
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Jess O
Kia ora, we're glad you were able to escape the sun and enjoy your day out at the Museum. We appreciate your kind words.
Written 22 February 2022
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Trish M
Auckland Central, New Zealand7 contributions
We are local and enjoy visiting the museum on many occasions over the years. Our kids have always liked seeing the history of different cultures and the wanders of the world.
Written 6 January 2022
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Jess O
Kia ora Trish, thanks for your feedback, we're glad to hear your tamariki enjoy exploring at learning at Auckland Museum. :)
Written 13 January 2022
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