condensed discuss document expanded export feedback print share remove reset document_white enquire_white export_white report_white

Hours and admission

Opening hours

Auckland War Memorial Museum is open daily from 10am - 5pm, closed Christmas Day
(Open following the Dawn Service on Anzac Day)

Museum Library Open Monday to Saturday from 10am - 5pm
The Library is closed Sundays and public holidays (except Anzac Day)
Museum Store Open daily from 10am - 5pm, closed Christmas Day
Café Open daily from 9.30am - 5pm, closed Christmas Day

Library hours and services over the Christmas - New Year period, 2017/2018

Library Reading Room Christmas hours 2017

Saturday 23 December -  Closes at 3pm
Sunday 24 December -   Closed
Monday 25  - Museum closed
Tuesday 26 December - (Public holiday) Closed
Wednesday 27 – Saturday 30 December - Normal service (10am – 5pm)
Sunday 31 December - Closed
Monday 1, Tuesday 2 January 2018 - (Public holidays) Closed
From Wednesday 3 January 2018  - Normal service resumes

Interloan requests, new book suggestions, and acquisitions received over the break will be dealt with from January 3.

Image Order service

We will be accepting last orders in 2017 up to 3pm Friday 15 December, for pre-processing.
The service will be closed from Friday 22 December and will resume service on Monday 8 January 2018. 

Museum entry and package costs


Museum Entry

Kiwi Package
Museum Entry + Highlights Tour

Tūī Package
Museum Entry + Māori Cultural Performance

Moa Package
Museum Entry + Māori Cultural Performance + Highlights Tour

Auckland Residents**





New Zealand Residents

Donation invited




Adult (International visitor)





Child*** (International visitor)





Family**** (International visitors)





Highlights Tour and Māori Cultural Performance

You can extend your experience further with a package deal that includes a Highlights Tour, Māori Cultural Performance or both. Visitors can bundle their admission with a package of their choice. Find out more about our Highlights Tour and Māori Cultural Performance.

** Auckland Museum entry is free for Aucklanders with a MyMuseum card, with proof of residence. Find out more about getting a MyMuseum card.

*** Children: 6-14 years old, 5 years and under are free

**** Family: 2 adults and up to 4 children

School groups

Booking your New Zealand school group visit is essential and service fees may apply. Find out more about the Museum's education programmes and school visits.

Weird & Wonderful

During the term we will host school groups as part of our education programme in the Weird and Wonderful gallery. At these times access to the central part of the space will be restricted. We welcome visitors either side of these times.

Last updated 14 February 2018

Wed, 28 Feb 10am-12pm
Fri, 2 March 10am-12pm
Wed, 7 March 11am-1pm
Thurs, 8 March 11am-2pm
Wed, 14 March 10am-1pm
Wed, 21 March 11am-1pm
Thurs, 22 March 10am-1pm
Fri, 23 March 10am-11am
Wed, 28 March 10am-1pm

During the school holidays, there will be no classes in Weird and Wonderful.