Why is Auckland Museum free for Aucklanders?
Residents of Auckland are levied through their rates for the Museum. We want to ensure that Aucklanders are able to enjoy their Museum for free all year round and therefore no donation is requested.
What can I use as proof of residence?
• Rates bill
• Utility bill
• Auckland library card
• Any mail to your address from an official source (i.e. bank statements, telephone bill etc)
What if I have friends visiting?
Many Aucklanders will have friends and family visiting throughout the year and we encourage you to bring them along to experience your Museum. If they are not residents of Auckland we will ask them for an admission donation.
Why do we have to pay for special exhibitions and programmes?
Bringing special exhibitions and programmes to Auckland Museum is not covered by our levy, hence we need to charge for these to ensure we can keep producing such world-class experiences.
Will I need to bring ID and proof of residence for my whole family?
No, we only need proof of residence from one family member. Remember, children and students aged 15 and under, regardless of where they live, are free.