Come and explore the Gallipoli campaign in an exhibition featuring the interactive world of Minecraft® and incredible objects from the Museum’s collections.
For New Zealand and Sāmoa the First World War began in August 1914, when a NZ defence force party landed in Apia and claimed the islands from Germany. Just over a century later, a shipping container and two Auckland Museum staff arrived in Apia – this time to work with the Museum of Sāmoa to tell the stories of this ‘entangled’ relationship.
Te Wiki o Te Reo
For Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, we've pulled out Ngā Tākaro (traditional Māori games). Stick games such as tītītorea (short sticks) are a fun way to practice waiata and instructions in Te Reo.
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In a country known globally for its unique bird diversity and the tragic loss of its birdlife following human arrival, no species resonates more in the stories of the formation of our nation than the huia.
Join Australian author and historian Dr Peter Pedersen as he introduces his latest book, ANZAC Treasures in New Zealand and Australia.Book now
Look out for our roadshow unit in your community as we come to discover, connect and share stories of those who served.Email us
Kids and Family
Accept the challenge and play this fun game exploring the gallery to figure out which collection objects share a special connection.
How do we understand place and heritage in Aotearoa New Zealand today? This is one of the key questions explored in this new commemorative display, which looks back to the origins of our nation.
Through a selection of objects and a pictorial display, we examine aspects of the Treaty.
Online Cenotaph is our digital social space where enthusiasts, families, and researchers can share their interconnecting experiences of New Zealand servicemen and women.
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Search more than one million catalogue records from Auckland Museum’s natural sciences, human history and documentary heritage collections.
To mark what would have been Sir Edmund Hillary’s 96th birthday, Auckland Museum is honoured to announce a fundraising collaboration with the Himalayan Trust.
In this talk, Dr Edwards explains how DNA reveals the origin of birds’ unique traits and offers clues to their stunning diversity and amazing survival in the face of environmental change.
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.