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Exhibition

Air New Zealand 75 Years

20 Nov 2015 - 22 May 2016
SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS HALL, FREE with Museum ENTRY

Come on a journey through the decades in this interactive, fun and exciting exhibition.

Exhibition

Taku Tāmaki – Auckland Stories South at MIT Manukau

Open daily from 1 Mar 2016
MIT Manukau Campus, Manukau Train Station, Davies Ave, Manukau, FREE

Taku Tāmaki – Auckland Stories South is the first exhibition in an exciting new partnership between MIT Manukau and Auckland Museum.

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.

Anzac Day

Anzac Day 2016: Your view

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Monday 25 April 2016 marked a centenary of Anzac Day commemorations. The day at Auckland Museum was wonderfully captured and shared, from live coverage by Māori Television to beautiful photos and messages by those in attendance.

Tour

Special interest tours

2 May 2016 - 23 Sep 2016
Tours are $10 per person

Bookable tours for New Zealand groups of seniors.

Exhibition

Home Front - Experiences of the First World War in New Zealand

26 FEB - 13 NOV 2016
SAINSBURY HORROCKS GALLERY, FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY

Focusing on life 'at home' during the First World War, the Home Front exhibition will explore how the events half a world away shaped lives at home. This is the third in a series of WWI Centenary commemorative exhibitions.

Display

Excess Baggage

ON DISPLAY FROM 22 DEC
Between Māori Court and Pacific Masterpieces GROUND FLOOR, FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY

Excess Baggage shows you some of the luggage taken on journeys during the 19th and 20th centuries, from top-hat boxes, to vanity cases and picnic sets.

Display

Wartime weddings

ON Display from Wed 20 Apr
WWII Hall of Memories

Marriage in wartime was far from conventional. This display celebrates two memorable weddings from the First and Second World Wars.

Shop

Limited Edition Powell's Native Animals Mug

NZ$49.99 from the Museum Store

These limited edition numbered mugs are handmade by Auckland ceramicist Tim Grocott of TAUS working in conjunction with Auckland Museum and our collections. Only 50 of each design will be made and each mug will be individually numbered.

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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.

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Kids and Family

Discovery Time

Sat and Sun (except school holidays) 11am – 11.30am and 2pm - 2.30pm
Weird & Wonderful, Free with Museum Entry

Join us in a special session exploring, learning about and getting hands-on with some of our incredible treasures.

Kids and Family

Discovery Trail

Sat and Sun (except school holidays) 10am – 5pm
Weird & Wonderful, Free with Museum Entry

Discover amazing things as you investigate and explore the Weird & Wonderful gallery using interactive labels.

Competition

Lest We Forget poetry competition

As part of the lead up to the First World War Centenary commemorations, the Lest We Forget poetry competition provided an opportunity to articulate responses to war, in poetry or prose.

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.

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.

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.

Display

The Anzac evacuation of Gallipoli

ON DISPLAY FROM 18 DEC 2015
MUSEUM LIBRARY, LEVEL 2

This collection highlight brings together photos and letters which tell the story of the Anzac evacuation of Gallipoli - from a change in the weather to written reflections on the campaign.

Get involved

Solve a WWII mystery

Mon, 18 Apr 2016

100 years on from the first ANZAC Day commemorations, Auckland War Memorial Museum is working with the Israeli Ambassador Yosef Livne on a quest to find a mystery fallen New Zealand WWII Serviceman. Can you help us?

War Memorial

Online Cenotaph

Online Cenotaph is our digital social space where enthusiasts, families, and researchers can share their interconnecting experiences of New Zealand servicemen and women.

Strategic plan

Read Future Museum

Our 20 year strategic plan guiding a process of transformational change over the next two decades.

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Make a donation

Help us do more. Donate now and be part of your Museum’s journey to stimulate inspiration, learning and enjoyment.

WW100

Gallipoli in Minecraft® learning kit

As part of our centenary education programme, Auckland Museum is using the popular Minecraft® game to engage students with the events that occurred at Gallipoli in 1915.

Anzac Day

The first Anzac Day

The first Anzac Day didn't include a dawn service or the wearing of poppies; those traditions were yet to begin. Instead people gathered at town halls, schools and churches to remember those who returned from Gallipoli, and those who were left behind.​

Online Cenotaph

Te Rangiataahua Kiniwe Royal

Te Rangiataahua Kiniwe Royal (Ngāti Ruakawa, Ngāti Tamaterā) fought in both the First and Second World Wars. He was Major in command of the 28th Māori Battalion's B Company when he was injured near Gazala in Libya.

Event

Art Classes - Observational Drawing

This programme gives students the opportunity to observe and draw items of cultural and community significance from across the Museum collection.

Online Cenotaph

Wiremu Paora

Lance Corporal Wiremu Paora (Ngāti Whātua) served in the First World War as part of the Pioneer Māori Battalion. He was injured in the battle of the Somme.

Exhibition

Flag of fortune

This flag was made to raise funds for the Soldiers' Queen in the Auckland Patriotic Queen Carnival.

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