Many of the beautiful cities of the world began on the edge of a protected harbour. Auckland is no exception. We celebrate Auckland's 175th anniversary with three depictions of the early city and harbour from our Pictorial Collection.
On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Auckland War Memorial Museum will present a United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day public event.
The first in a series of exhibitions
about the New Zealand war experience. Using the many perspectives and experiences of those involved, the exhibition will tell the lesser-known story of New Zealand's first action in WWI, the occupation of German Sāmoa.
We need your help to tell the stories of those who served in the First World War. Select a name from the Museum’s Cenotaph database, the walls in the WWI Sanctuary, or a family member who served in WWI, then research the story of the person ‘behind the name’ and share it with us.
Kids and Family
Join the Weird and Wonderful team to play the game Clued In. Accept the challenge then explore the gallery to figure out which collection objects share a
How do we understand place and heritage in Aotearoa New Zealand today? This is one of the key questions explored in this new commemorative display, which looks back to the origins of our nation.
We've enhanced Online Cenotaph, our digital social space where enthusiasts, families, and researchers can share their interconnecting experiences of New Zealand servicemen and women. Find out what's new.
This morning we steamed towards Tongatapu with a thick haze on the horizon from the volcanic activity of Hunga Ha’apai. We have watched the huge ash clouds erupting all day, their shape changing constantly.