10AM - 5PM
Christmas Day, closed
Free entry (with proof of address or Museum card)
$10 Donation Appreciated
The Domain, Maunsell Road Parnell, Auckland
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Tamaki Paenga Hira
The Maori name for the Auckland Museum is Tamaki Paenga Hira - Auckland´s memorial to fallen chiefs and their gathered taonga
Tamaki is Auckland, the net of Maki.
Paenga is to ceremonially layout, heap together on a marae, a margin, a chiefly boundary and a reference to those fallen in battle.
Hira is numerous, abundant, important, of consequence, great.
During the Taumata´s deliberations a name was sought that would capture former Director Dr Gilbert Archey´s Whaowhia (fill with treasures) and the Maori Language Commission´s 1992 title, Te Papa Whakahiku . Under the name Tamaki Paenga Hira we draw together those earlier meanings in a new name, which is uniquely of our region and universally representative of our collective history and peoples.