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Exhibition

WOW® World of Wearable Art™

Open daily until Sun 22 Mar 2015
Special Exhibitions Hall, Free With Museum Entry

See the brand new WOW® World of WearableArtTM exhibition, exclusive to Auckland Museum, before it tours worldwide.

Kids and Family
Coming soon

Tales of Tāmaki: Stories over Auckland

Daily Wed 7 – Mon 26 Jan 2015, 10am – 5pm
Events Centre, Free With Museum Entry

We’re celebrating our city this summer and need your help to do it. Come see the beautiful panoramic views of Auckland from our Events Centre, then uncover stories of the city and the people who share them with you.

Exhibition

Entangled Islands

19 Jun 2014 - 15 Mar 2015
Sainsbury Horrocks Gallery, Free with Museum entry

The first in a series of exhibitions about the New Zealand war experience. Using the many perspectives and experiences of those involved, the exhibition will tell the lesser-known story of New Zealand's first action in WWI, the occupation of German Sāmoa.

Shopping

Thinking about Christmas?

Open daily 10am – 5pm right up until Christmas Day
Every purchase supports your Museum

Visit our beautiful store in the Grand Foyer and check out our great range of Museum-inspired products. There's something for everyone. Shop onsite or online.

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

Clued In

Saturdays in Dec and Feb, 10.30am – 3.30pm
Weird and Wonderful, Free With Museum Entry

Join the Weird and Wonderful team to play the game Clued In. Accept the challenge then explore the gallery to figure out which collection objects share a special connection.

Taonga Māori

The Sacred Chisels of Tāmaki Makaurau

Dec 2014 – Jan 2015
Māori Court, Free With Museum Entry

Meet some of the most talented carvers from the mana whenua of Tāmaki, Auckland, as they work in the Māori Court.

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.

Event

The WOW Workroom

Open daily until Sun 22 Mar 2015
Special Exhibitions Hall, Free with Museum entry

After you've viewed the award-winning WOW® garments up close, head to the Workroom to delve deeper into the WOW® story and get creative with the Paper Challenge.

Event

Towards a nation

Wed 17 Dec 2014 – May 2015 Māori Court
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.

Research

Search the Cenotaph database

One of our major resources is the Cenotaph database, a biographical database of New Zealanders who have served in the military.

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.

Tales of Tāmaki

Chris Priestley and the Unsung Heroes

Sun, 18 Jan 2015, 12pm
Events Centre, Free with Museum entry

Join musician Chris Priestley and friends in a concert of songs and poems of colourful characters from New Zealand’s wild colonial past.

Urbanlife

Urbanlife Summer Youth Programme

Noho Marae stay-over, Thu 15 And Fri 16 Jan daily workshops, Tue 20 – Sat 24 Jan 2015
Open to Aucklanders ages 15 – 24, Free

Take part in our annual Urbanlife Summer Youth Programme for a unique work experience opportunity where you'll learn about working in the museum or creative sectors.

Tales of Tāmaki

Karetao Pūoro: Puppets with a musical voice

Sat 17 Jan 2015, 12pm
Events Centre, Free with Museum entry

Join Māori arts practitioner James Webster for this special puppetry performance as he weaves together many elements of this traditional art form with sound, music and audience participation.

Book

A challenge: Do we know our Māori history?

Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History charts the sweep of Māori history from ancient origins through to the twenty-first century. Through narrative and images, it offers a striking overview of the past, grounded in specific localities and histories.

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