TUPAIA AND THE ENDEAVOUR

FRI 13 SEP 2019 - SUN 15 MAR 2020
FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY

AUAHA ATEA NUI SPECIAL EXHIBITION HALL


Journey through our new exhibition Voyage to Aotearoa: Tupaia and the Endeavour.

You and your family can experience life as it was 250 years ago in our action-packed new exhibition. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the world of Tupaia, the Tahitian navigator, high priest and artist, as he journeys on the Endeavour to Aotearoa New Zealand.

With three parts to this exhibition, each with family-friendly interactive activities, we feature the little-known story of Tupaia and the significant role he played in James Cook’s first voyage. Experience life as a sailor, navigate your vessel across the ocean, watch Tupaia’s paintings come to life, and more.

Voyage to Aotearoa is part of the nationwide Tuia 250 commemoration and is supported by funding from the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board Te Puna Tahua.

There is a new book which tells the story of the exhibition. The Adventures of Tupaia has been written by renowned author Courtney Sina Meredith and illustrated by Mat Tait, and is available in the Museum Store. 

School groups
If you are bringing a school group, please book here. Unplanned visiting school groups will not be able to access the exhibition without booking a programme advance.

Image: Marine Compass, type used by Captain Cook. Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira. 1932.215.

TUE 1, WED 2, THU 3, SUN 6, FRI 11 & SUN 13 OCT, 6PM - 8.30PM

Night at the Museum

Landlubbers to Scurvy Dogs

Join our adventurers and experience a sailor’s life on-board, as we navigate the southern oceans with Captain Cook and company.