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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.
Back for an eighth season, the Fazioli International Piano Recital series opens in June with a performances from Nikolai Demidenko, Kirill Gerstein and Jean-Efflam Bavouzet.
Private Raymond Danvers Baker’s diary gives a first-hand account Anzac Cove landings of 1915. See Private Baker’s diary on display in the Museum Library, alongside photographs taken by other soldiers during the campaign.
Performers Ilona Rodgers and Cathie Harrop, supported by musicians Paul Harrop and Jennie Khan, bring to life some of the stories of New Zealand women at home and abroad during WWI.
Join us for this year’s Illuminate programme featuring a specially created film taken from TVNZ’s new First World War drama series, When We Go to War.
Come and join us as we honour the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli and other conflicts in which New Zealand has been involved.
Directly following the Dawn Service, join Auckland Choral as they raise their voices in remembrance with a moving mix of songs and arias, conducted by Elizabeth Lau.
Take a 45-minute guided tour around our War Memorial galleries, focusing on either the First or Second World War.
Get behind the scenes of TVNZ’s major new historical drama, When We Go to War. Join writer Gavin Strawhan and director Peter Burger as they talk about the challenges and triumphs of recreating New Zealand and Gallipoli 100 years ago.
Immediately following the Civic Service, enjoy New Zealand Dance Company performance installations drawn from the internationally acclaimed show Rotunda.
Listen to the Auckland Girls’ Choir as they sing a variety of Anzac anthems and wartime favourites.
Watch a special screening of the Auckland episode of Tony Robinson’s Tour of Duty in which he tells extraordinary stories about WWI and WWII.
Be moved by Auckland Youth Choir’s special performance which features readings by Arthur Boyer from the Gallipoli diary of his great-grandfather, Percy Hillary.
Come and explore the Gallipoli campaign in an exhibition featuring the interactive world of Minecraft®.
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.