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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Take a journey through galleries and war memorials that tell the compelling story of New Zealand's emergence as a nation through the loss and suffering of war.
Almost a third of those killed have no known grave. Here the Auckland Roll of Honour is inscribed on the walls of the Museum, a memorial to commemorate the fallen.
The names of men and women of Auckland lost during World War II are recorded in the marble Hall of Memories. Panels commemorating New Zealands loss in Korea, the Malaya-Borneo conflict and Vietnam, are also enshrined here.
Scars on the Heart presents the human cost of war. It covers the New Zealand civil wars and Anglo-Boer War of the 19th Century, the First and Second World Wars, the Asian conflicts and our armed forces involvement in recent United Nations' peacekeeping missions.
Six million Jews in central Europe were systematically murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators during World War II; the horrific event we know as the Holocaust. Jews call it the Shoah.
Colours gallery tells the story of our dual history as both Auckland´s museum and war memorial. Here you can both discover the meaning of the beautiful stained glass, inscriptions, Rolls of Honour and other architectural details which adorn and sanctify our building; and trace our development from a two-room cottage to one of the premiere museums of the Southern Hemisphere.