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The Museum will host a blockbuster LEGO® exhibition and celebrate the unique music of South Auckland in the heart of Manukau with Volume South.
Whatever your interests, there’ll be something for you at Auckland Museum with six exhibitions confirmed for 2018.
The taonga (treasures) from Māori, the peoples of Oceania and New Zealand, and our natural world are waiting to be discovered across three floors of magnificent galleries.
Poor Knights giant weta
R T Shannon
05 Jun 1925 Fiji
30 Nov 1987 Lower Cook Islands
A. E. Wright
We are revitalising our spaces to provide a world-class experience for our visitors and to showcase even more of our collections.
Aucklanders can look forward to an exciting programme of local and international exhibitions at Auckland Museum in 2018, including a blockbuster LEGO® show, while work on a new Special Exhibitions Hall begins.
Records of the Auckland Museum, recording volumes since 1930, contain more than 450 articles written by over 150 different authors.
They detail important accounts of archaeological excavations and ethnographic objects, and descriptions of nearly 700 new taxa (mostly new animal species and subspecies) a major contribution to the documentation of New Zealand's biodiversity.
Image caption: Aerial view of Matakawau Stingray Point Pa, Ahuahu Great Mercury Island. Photograph by Tim Mackrell