10AM - 5PM
Christmas Day, closed
Free entry (with proof of address or Museum card)
$10 Donation Appreciated
The Domain, Maunsell Road Parnell, Auckland
+64 9 309 0443
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About Our Collections
The formation of Auckland Museum’s first collections began in 1852, when the Museum was first established, and they have been growing ever since.
These collections were initially designed to preserve and display the 'exotic' flora and fauna of the new country, and the arts, crafts and relics of its people, as well as to reflect the original cultures of the newly arrived settlers.
During the second half of the 19th Century, Auckland Museums collections grew rapidly. Impressive New Zealand natural science collections, and profoundly important archaeological and ethnographic Maori collections were assembled. Read more »
Auckland Museum is home to one of New Zealand's finest research libraries and hosts information centres and services specialising in aspects of the Museum's expertise and collection areas. Enjoy easy access to our extensive research and resource material.
The aim of the Auckland Museum Conservation Department is to maintain and if possible, improve the condition of the collections so that they can be usefully studied, exhibited and interpreted.
The busy Conservation team share their sometimes painstaking and interesting work.