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WWI and ‘a world turned inside out’

Friday, 10 November 2017

Several major artworks were commissioned for our new war memorial gallery Pou Kanohi New Zealand at War. Learn about the local artists who developed these artworks and the meaning behind them.

Exhibition
Coming soon

New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year

Fri 15 Dec - Sun 25 Feb 2018
Special Exhibitions Hall, Free with Museum entry

Discover the very best images of our environment and society from New Zealand's most popular photographic competition.

Display

Original Thinkers - Celebrating 150 years of the Auckland Museum Institute

Opens Wed 20 Sep
Grand Foyer Mezzanine, Level 1, Free with Museum entry

Join us in celebrating 150 years of the Auckland Museum Institute and discover the role their forward-thinking founders played in laying the foundations for this Museum and its world-class collections.

Display

Treaty of Waitangi exhibit

On display from THU 10 Mar
Māori Court, free with Museum entry

Ka toro haere tēnei whakaaturanga i ētahi o ngā tātai kōrero mō Te Tiriti o Waitangi me nga āhuatanga o ngā whakataunga Tiriti ki Tāmaki Makaurau nei. This display explores some of the history surrounding the Treaty of Waitangi and Treaty settlement process here in Auckland.

Display

Ta Moko

ON NOW
Te Kākano Lounge, Māori Court

Through objects, photographs and video, this small display looks at the practice of tattooing, from its origins as a sacred art to its application on contemporary merchandise.

Exhibition

华夏人与长白云故乡 Being Chinese in Aotearoa: A photographic journey

10 Feb 2017 - 21 JAN 2018
Sainsbury Horrocks Gallery

Being Chinese in Aotearoa: A photographic journey celebrates Chinese life in New Zealand.

Event

Museum Store Sunday

SUN 26 NOV, 10AM - 5PM
GRAND FOYER, FREE
Join Auckland’s best museums and galleries & shop the best artisanal gifts on Museum Store Sunday!
Display

Holy Trinity Cathedral Display

On Display from Wed 26 July
Between Māori Court and Pacific Masterpieces, Ground Floor

This display was developed in partnership with the Holy Trinity Cathedral team to celebrate the upcoming consecration of the cathedral in October 2017, and to tell this Auckland story relating to both the past and the present.

Kids and Family

Discovery Trail

Saturdays and Sundays, All day
Weird & Wonderful, Free with Museum Entry

Discover amazing things as you investigate and explore the fascinating creatures and curiosities of the Weird & Wonderful gallery.

Shopping

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Portfolio 26

NZ $54.99 FROM THE MUSEUM STORE

Find the perfect gift in our Museum Store. Our diverse range of gifts includes artwork, jewellery, homewares and beauty products.

Buy now
Shopping

Museum Store

Whether you're looking for quality gifts or a special memento of your visit, the Museum has the best in gifts and souvenirs.

Kids and Family

Storytime

Sat and Sun, 11am and 2pm
Weird and Wonderful, Free with Museum entry

Gather ’round for a fun and interactive storytelling experience in our Weird & Wonderful gallery. Bring the whole family to Storytime — and get ready to listen, learn, clap and play.

Research

Southwest Pacific Expedition

A 20 strong team of researchers have just finished a trip into our big blue backyard to discover more about this largely unexplored area.

Research

Pacific Collection Access Project

27 May 2016 - 30 May 2019

Auckland Museum is opening up access to its Pacific treasures collection and creating stronger connections with Auckland’s Pacific communities.

Collection

Maamingidae: A family of insects unique to NZ

Two tiny insects puzzled entomologists for many years - where did they belong in the grand classification scheme of the Hymenoptera (ants, bees, wasps, and parasistic wasps)?

WW100

Community Cenotaph

Offsite and Online
Various locations until 2018

Look out for our roadshow unit in your community as we come to discover, connect and share stories of those who served.

Café

Columbus Coffee

OPEN DAILY FROM 9.30AM - 5PM
Atrium, Auckland Museum

Located in the Atrium of Auckland Museum, Columbus is known for its superb coffee and delicious range of freshly prepared meals and treats.

Research

Nai Yau Vakaviti: Na Ka Mareqeti

FIJI COLLECTION PROJECT
OCT 2016 - JUNE 2017

Treasures from Fiji are the second collection group to be explored, which includes over 1500 objects. 'Nai Yau Vakaviti: Na Ka Mareqeti' is the name the Fijian community has gifted to the project.

Gallery

Pou Kanohi New Zealand at War

The Pou Kanohi gallery is a place to learn about New Zealand’s unique story of war and reflect on why, 100 years later, it still matters.

Future Museum

Teu le Vā: The Pacific Dimension at Auckland Museum

Auckland Museum is proud to have a strong Pacific dimension, and is working to build on this to ensure our Pacific collections and communities are embraced and celebrated.

Online Cenotaph

Soldier Singh, an Indian ANZAC

Jagt Singh was an Indian New Zealander who served with the Auckland Mounted Rifles in the First World War.

War Memorial

Pou Maumahara Memorial Discovery Centre

Our new Memorial Discovery Centre, Pou Maumahara, opened in November 2016. It is a place for visitors to research and make personal discoveries about New Zealand servicemen and women.

Online Cenotaph

Remembering New Zealand’s ‘Darkest Day’

In this article, we look back on the lives of those who fought 100 years ago near the small Belgian town of Passchendaele.
Expert session

Star shooters

In this series, we interview some of the finalists from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year about their winning shot and more...

Library

New books in the Library

Have you been inspired and want to learn more about topics explored at the Auckland Museum? Come and visit the Museum Library and read more about them.

Strategic plan

Introducing Your Future Museum

What changes you can expect to see in the next five years.
Collection highlight

Auckland Museum Institute 150 Years

150 years on, we look at the key people and moments that made Auckland Museum what it is today.

Explore and discover

Annual Review 2016/2017

Five years into our 20-year Future Museum strategy, experience our Annual Review for 2016/2017 to see where how we are building on our past, engaging with our audiences today and investing for tomorrow.

Venue hire

Champagne Mezzanine

200 STANDING COCKTAIL

Positioned in the heart of the Museum and above the Grand Foyer, the Champagne Mezzanine is the Museum’s latest addition to the suite of exceptional spaces for hire.

Explore and discover

Search the collection

Search more than one million catalogue records from Auckland Museum’s natural sciences, human history and documentary heritage collections.

War Memorial

Online Cenotaph

Online Cenotaph is our digital social space where enthusiasts, families, and researchers can share and contribute to the records of those who served for Aotearoa New Zealand.

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