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Being Chinese in Aotearoa: A photographic journey celebrates Chinese life in New Zealand.
Celebrate the music of our nation with Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa, the first-ever major exhibition of New Zealand music. A home-grown, hands-on, ears-on exhibition, Volume explores the soundtracks of our lives through vibrant and interactive displays.
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.
Celebrating the people and places of this diverse community, Taku Tāmaki – Auckland Stories South is the first Auckland Museum exhibition to be held in South Auckland.
Come and experience this incredible cinematic spectacle as a full-scale Antarctic iceberg is projected onto the walls of the Museum and set to the true-to-life soundtrack of ice cracking and water flowing.
Back for a 10th season, the legendary Fazioli Piano Recital Series returns to the Museum for four stellar performances.
We light up the Museum to celebrate or commemorate occasions of regional, national and international significance. Check out some of the recent events we've marked.
Celebrate local music-makers, young and old, in conjunction with Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa at Auckland Museum, the largest-ever exhibition about New Zealand music.
Engage your senses with the amazing sights and sounds of our pacific cultures.
This exhibition explores Tāonga Pūoro and the music of Hirini Melbourne, an artist who has been key to the revival of traditional Māori music.
This exhibition profiles the work of musician-producers Anonymouz and Dee Letoa, as well as the photographs of Grant Apiata, who has been documenting the hip-hop scene in Aotearoa over 20 years.
Head to Te Oro Community Centre to experience the best ethnic and contemporary drumming in Auckland.
We are delighted to host Nobel Prize-winning biologist, President of the Royal Society of London, UK Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Dr Venki Ramakrishnan.
This daylong event celebrates the launch of the ‘Lomipeau Fika ‘Uluaki ‘o Aotearoa’ album.
Get up close to a selection of treasures from the Museum's collection.
This New Zealand coming-of-age tale is told through the eyes of Tu, an ambitious young man from Auckland who dreams of being a professional hip-hop dancer.
The Pā Boys follows a reggae band as they embark on a tour 'down north,' from Wellington to Cape Reinga.
Young Māori artists from the Pao Pao Pao Māori music mentoring programme perform their original waiata as featured on an exciting new compilation album.
Join in the Easter fun and find the eggs that we've hidden around the Museum – for a chance to win a chocolate hamper.
The NZ Music Commission brings you an exciting programme of bands and solo artists representing the brightest young musical talent in Auckland.
Give storytelling a go at the AM Story Lab.
NZ Records That Shaped NZ Dance Floors. The second Base FM Cover Story exhibition expands to include the greater Auckland DJ community, with the focus on New Zealand records which shaped Auckland dance floors over the last 25+ years.
Join Kiwi Kids Music for the best music for kids and families, made right here in Aotearoa, New Zealand! Hosted by the much loved entertainer, Suzy Cato, the Festival includes all your favourites including Captain Festus McBoyle, Levity Beet, Kath Bee, Mr Roberelli, plus a whole lot more.
Bring a blanket and sit under the stars to view rarely seen footage from the Western Front projected onto the outside of the Museum.
Join us on the 101st Anzac Day as we honour the soldiers who fought at Gallipoli and other conflicts in which New Zealand has been involved.
Join Base FM's stable of expert DJs and sound selectors as they bring their finest second-hand vinyl record collections to the Museum.
Join Dr Gorch Pieken as he explores the German response to commemorating the First World War - especially in German museums.
February will feature the unique sounds of kiwi duo Alae, the velvet voice of singer-songwriter Seth Haapu and critically acclaimed singer Iva Lamkum.
March will feature the Latin swings and pop ties of Rubita’s modern-day take on jazz, the sounds of dynamic live performer Helen Corry and epic South Auckland artists Vallkyrie.
New Zealand pianist Stephen De Pledge is one of the most exciting and versatile musicians of his generation.
April sees MrsDLite take the stage with her hip hop/soul, neo-soul style, followed by the internationally renowned, soulful drum and bass artist MC Tali and later hip hop talent and dynamic live performer Diaz Grimm.
At our final Sunday Session, you'll enjoy the catching grooves and indie pop diamonds of Dictaphone Blues.
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.
Performers from our Māori Cultural Experience will take you on a guided tour of our magnificent Māori gallery.