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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.
The ‘egg-straordinary’ Big Egg Hunt is back! One hundred new giant eggs created by New Zealand artists, designers and celebrities will be hidden in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
This Easter, pick up your Egg Trail guide then follow the clues around the Museum. Complete the trail to receive a chocolaty reward and you’ll also go in the draw to win a huge hamper courtesy of Whittaker’s Chocolate.
Bring your young ones to Auckland Museum this Easter weekend for some fun activities, including face painting, balloon twisting, and an Easter trail.
Ever wanted to turn yourself into a comic book character and create your own story? Comic legend Ant Sang will show you where to start.
Come and see the Meadowbank Maypole Dancers weave their ribbon dance.
Come and watch children from the Dalmatian Cultural Society perform the traditional Croatian circle dance, the Kolo.
View this Indian dance by the children of Monisha School of Dance.
Come to the Museum to find out more about your city and its tamariki!. Enjoy an awesome programme of storytelling, vibrant music and dance, face painting and much more.
2015 marks the 175th anniversary of the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi. Through a selection of objects and a pictorial display, we examine new aspects of the Treaty.
Enjoy a vibrant and entertaining glimpse of Māori culture at Tāmaki Paenga Hira in engaging performance which culminates in a high-energy, spine-tingling version of the world-famous haka.
Meet some of the most talented carvers from the mana whenua of Tāmaki, Auckland, as they work in the Māori Court.
Unleash the storyteller within! Our storyteller needs your help! Every day at 11am, a story will be told from our storytelling chair and you have the chance to take part!
Gain insider information from our wonderful guides who share their knowledge about our most famous collections.
Performers from our Māori Cultural Experience will take you on a guided tour of our magnificent Māori gallery.
Our collections and galleries are permanent features at the Museum and are open to the public daily.
This gallery can be found on the top floor and tell the story of New Zealand's involvement in wars from the New Zealand Wars to East Timor.
Weird and Wonderful is a free children's gallery open daily.
Pacific Masterpieces shows some of the most beautiful and important Oceanic art and artefacts in the world, ranging from delicate combs to ocean going canoes and from feathered cloaks to shields.