This year Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Diamond Jubilee marking 60 years of her reign. Auckland Museum is paying tribute with a series of special events.
Since her coronation as Head of the Commonwealth in 1952, the Queen has visited New Zealand on ten occasions. For the first time ever, Auckland Museum presents exclusive footage and photographs from her first visit in 1953 and the second in 1963.
Join us for special screenings of:
The Queen on CameraSat 2-4 June, 10am-5pm.
FREE, Grand Foyer
Produced by Auckland Museum, The Queen on Camera features never-before-seen footage of the Queen’s 1953 visit, filmed by an amateur enthusiast.
Watch the film on YouTube »
Also on display is work by photographer Olaf Petersen, who captured New Zealanders celebrating throughout the country.
We invite visitors to write a celebratory message to Her Royal Majesty. All messages will be bound into a book which will be sent to the Queen.
Events over Queen’s Birthday weekend:
What is a Queen?
FREE, Weird & Wonderful Lobby
Vox-pops from young visitors responding to questions about Queen Elizabeth II.
10am-12pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm
Gold coin, Weird & Wonderful
Join us to make your very own magnificently majestic crown! All junior Kings & Queens welcome!
A Right Royal Tour
Mon 4 Jun, 11am, 12noon, 1.30pm & 2.30pm
FREE, Meet at the Red Arrow in the Grand Foyer
Join our Museum guides as they show you around the Museum’s collections with royal connections.