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What's on at Auckland Museum

FRI 15 DEC - SUN 25 FEB 2018

Final Days: New Zealand Geographic

Photographer of the Year

Exhibitions in 2018

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.

Ngā Whare Whakairinga
Explore the Galleries

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.

Kohikohinga Rorohiko
Collections Online

Whare Taonga Āpopo

Future Museum

We are revitalising our spaces to provide a world-class experience for our visitors and to showcase even more of our collections.

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Media release

Coming soon: New Special Exhibitions Hall and exciting exhibitions for 2018

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.

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Volume 52, 2017

Records of the Auckland Museum

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

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