Plan your visit
Welcome to Auckland War Memorial Museum, where exciting stories of the Pacific, New Zealands people, and the flora and fauna and landforms of our unique islands, are told within a memorial dedicated to those who have sacrificed their lives for our country.
In one of New Zealand's most outstanding historical buildings, boldly situated in The Domain you encounter exhibitions that will excite you with the artistic legacy and cultures of the peoples of the Pacific; the monumental carvings, buildings, canoes and taonga (treasures) of the Maori; and the diversity of cultures which now combine to form the rich tapestry of race, nationality and creed which is modern New Zealand. Read about the history of the building »
There's a lot to see and do so browse through this section and find out how to make the most of your time at Auckland Museum.
To ensure all Aucklanders can enjoy their museum throughout the year, Auckland Museum has permanently waived the entry donation for residents of the Auckland region.
Auckland Museum can be easily reached from any part of the city. View how to get here by foot, car, train or bus.
Special Access Needs at Auckland Museum
Auckland Museum visitor services and amenities
If your group is thinking of visiting the Museum here are some of the ways you can really make the most of your visit.
Our two shops showcase a selection of unique gift ideas that reflect the true heritage and beauty of New Zealand to make your home shopping experience as easy as possible. The Museum Stores are owned and operated by Auckland Museum, all proceeds support the Museum’s ongoing operations.
Cafe Columbus is in the Atrium of Auckland Museum. Here you will find great service, friendly staff, consistantly great coffee, fresh café fare and it is licensed to serve beer and wine.