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Exhibition

Taku Tāmaki - Auckland Stories

Open daily until Sun 18 Oct 2015
SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS HALL, FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY

As Auckland marks its 175th year, this special home-grown exhibition invites you to become explorers of the city.

Auckland Stories

Humans of Auckland

Mon 31 Aug - Thu 3 Sept, 10am - 5pm
THE STUDIO IN TAKU TĀMAKI

An internet phenomenon, the Humans of Auckland City Facebook page has over 48,000 likes, and is an incredible portrait of Auckland in the 21st century, documenting a snapshot of the people who make up our city with often heart wrenching honesty.

Exhibition

Gallipoli in Minecraft®

Open daily until Sun 22 Nov 2015
Sainsbury Horrocks Gallery, Free With Museum Entry

Come and explore the Gallipoli campaign in an exhibition featuring the interactive world of Minecraft® and incredible objects from the Museum’s collections.

Explore and discover

Still simmering: Cookbook time capsules

You don't need to be a chef to appreciate the charm of old cookbooks. They have always offered more than mere instruction on ingredients and method.

Explore and discover

Early European charts of the Pacific Ocean

The Museum Library has in its collection a number of maps dating from the 17th and 18th centuries that depict the charting of the Pacific as Europeans sailed around the world and recorded their search for new territories and exotic merchandise.

Event

Māori cultural performance

Daily, 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm**
Performances run for 30mins, Charges apply

Enjoy a vibrant and entertaining glimpse of Māori culture at Tāmaki Paenga Hira in engaging performance which culminates in a high-energy, spine-tingling version of the world-famous haka.

Kids and Family

Storytime at the Museum

Sundays from 7 Jun 2015 (except school holidays) 10.30am – 11am
Weird and Wonderful, Free with Museum entry

Bring your children along for a fun and interactive storytelling experience in our popular hands-on children’s gallery.

Event

Mixit refugee youth arts

Saturdays from 1 Aug - 26 Sep 2015, 2 – 3.30pm
Special exhibitions hall, free with Museum entry

Come join the Mixit team for a series of workshops in the The Studio. The fun starts when the team bring alive the amazing stories behind some of the objects in the exhibition.

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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News

Auckland Museum to uncover original architecture and develop new memorial space

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

The iconic heritage building, Auckland War Memorial Museum, is reaching the latest milestone in its heritage maintenance and restoration plan. Starting next month, new work will focus on the East Gallery on the top floor of the Museum and the restoration and preservation of heritage elements of the internal walls and architectural features.

Event

New Zealand Fashion Museum Pop Up Photography Studio

SUN 13 SEP, 10am - 4pm
THE STUDIO IN TAKU TĀMAKI

New Zealand's first online museum is coming to The Studio where you can bring your fashion garments in to be photographed for the unique online collection.

Event

LATE: City of Shadows

Mon 14 Sep 2015, 6pm - 9pm
Events Centre, Adults $20, Museum Institute and Circle members $10

Shed light on Auckland's hidden world. Characters and stories of sex, drugs, crime and politics are revealed from the shadows of K Road to the opium dens of Greys Avenue.

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Event

Creative crafts

Sundays from 7 Jun 2015 (except school holidays) 11.30am – 3.30pm
Weird and Wonderful, Entry by donation

Draw a picture or create your own crafty artefact inspired by our collections, to take home with you at the end of your visit.

Scholarship

The Sir Hugh Kawharu Scholarship

Closing date for applications 4 Sep 2015
in partnership with Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira

The Sir Hugh Kawharu Scholarship at Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira is offered by the Foundation in partnership the Auckland Museum and its Ko Tawa Endowment, established in the mid 2000s by Sir Hugh and Professor Paora Tapsell.

Event

Creative Collages with Peter Madden

26 Jul, 23 Aug, 27 Sep 2015, 10.30am and 1pm
SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS HALL, FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY

Join artist Peter Madden for a family friendly workshop to create collages inspired by his installation in Taku Tāmaki.

Shopping

Himalayan Trust fundraiser prints

NZ$49.99 from the Museum Store

Support the people of Nepal by purchasing one of three photographic prints, featuring iconic images from the Hillary collection.

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Kids and Family

Clued In

Saturdays from 6 Jun (except school holidays) 10.30am – 3.30pm
Weird and Wonderful, Free with Museum Entry

Accept the challenge and play this fun game exploring the gallery to figure out which collection objects share a special connection.

Event

Towards a Nation

On display until Sep 2015
Between Māori Court and Pacific Masterpieces, Free with Museum entry

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.

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.

Event

Gallery Trail

Daily until Sep 2015
Ground-floor galleries, Free with museum entry

Through a selection of objects and a pictorial display, we examine aspects of the Treaty.

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.

Shopping

Shop online

Browse through a selection of gifts inspired by our collection at our new online store. You’ll find everything from tea towels that double as kitchen artworks to ceramics and garden sculptures crafted by local Auckland artists.

Event

Talkfest Pecha Kucha night

FRI 25 SEP, 7:30PM Doors open from 7pm
ATRIUM, $5

In association with Architecture Week and Objectspace Talkfest, hear from a variety of speakers from across the spectrum of art and design in this fast-paced, entertaining evening, facilitated by Pecha Kucha.

Event

Auckland 1866 finale weekend

26-27 Sep 2015
Free with Museum entry

Auckland Museum is celebrating the finale of their longest running exhibition - Auckland 1866. Enjoy a nostalgic experience during the finale weekend and share your memories of visiting the exhibition.

Event

Talking About Showing Off

SAT 26 SEP, 10.30AM Doors open from 10am
AUDITORIUM, FREE

Objectspace collaborates with Auckland Museum to present this forum. Come along to hear and talk about new ideas in this free all-day art, craft and design focused event.

Event

Gibbs Sculpture Park tour

Thur, 24 Sep 2015, 10am - 2pm
Kaipara Habour, $95 General Admission, $75 for AMI and Circle Members

The Museum Circle invite you to join them on a tour of the world class Gibbs Sculpture Park, which boasts a stunning collection of individually commissioned site-specific sculptures from renowned national and international artists.

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Auckland Stories

Discover the objects

Is your Auckland knowledge solid as a toka (rock)? Dig into the elements at our Taku Tāmaki – Auckland Stories exhibition, or have a read online.

Get involved

Make a donation

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

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.

Tour

Special interest tours

4 May 2015 - 25 September 2015
Tours are $10 per person

Bookable tours for New Zealand groups of seniors.

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