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Experience the Secret World of Butterflies
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Are We There Yet? celebrates the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Aotearoa - but how far has New Zealand really come since women gained the vote?
This partnership exhibition with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei marks the 40th anniversary of the iwi's eviction from their ancestral lands on Takaparawhā Bastion Point.
Enjoy a kaleidoscope of colours and patterns in our exhibition, Secret World of Butterflies, which features thousands of butterflies (pūrerehua) from the Shannon Collection, on display for the first time.
Te Paki o Matariki: 160 years of Kiingitanga. This groundbreaking exhibition features a selection of taonga, from the private collection of Kiingi Tuheitia.
Sitting at just under 4 inches, the Te Pahi medal is a small object with a big story to tell. Presented to Ngāpuhi chief Te Pahi by Governor of NSW, Philip Gidley King, this medal was offered as a token of esteem for their friendship and the sharing of knowledge.
Ka toro haere tēnei whakaaturanga i ētahi o ngā tātai kōrero mō Te Tiriti o Waitangi me nga āhuatanga o ngā whakataunga Tiriti ki Tāmaki Makaurau nei.
This display explores some of the history surrounding the Treaty of Waitangi and Treaty settlement process here in Auckland.
Discover the story behind the four Ōtorohanga College students who embarked on a mission to have the New Zealand Wars officially commemorated.
Experience this representative selection of artworks, showcasing the skills and techniques of some of New Zealand's leading studio glass artists.
Pick up a trail and follow the clues to find the eggs those naughty butterflies have been laying all over our galleries! Count them all, and go into the draw to win a fabulous toy pack from the Museum Shop.
Experience a vibrant glimpse of Māori culture in an engaging performance which culminates in a high-energy, spine-tingling version of the world-famous haka.
Take a tour with one of our local guides as they share their knowledge with you. Hear about Aotearoa's people and their place in the Pacific, the remarkable flora and fauna, and the conflict that have shaped the nation.