Auckland War Memorial Museum is one of New Zealand's first Museums. The Museum tells the story of New Zealand, its place in the Pacific and its people. The Museum is a war memorial for the province of Auckland and holds one of New Zealand's top three heritage libraries.

It has pre-eminent Māori and Pacific collections, significant natural history resources and major social and military history collections, as well as decorative arts and pictorial collections.




Five-year strategic plan 


Our priorities for the next five years centre on enriching the visitor experience, extending our reach and impact, fostering new research questions and debate, and supporting social belonging and participation. This Strategic Plan sets out our direction for the next five years. 


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Annual Plan 2018/19

Read how we are responding to the region’s growing demographics, with a significant programme of capital works to improve the visitor’s experience and ensure the collections we are a kaitiaki for are increasingly accessible.


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Future Museum


Our future is about partnerships and collaboration, and developing creative solutions that mean better value for Aucklanders and the wider educational and cultural institutions we serve. 

Future Museum will see us becoming a truly 24/7 global, digital museum, accessible by all. 


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Who We Are



Our Work


Rainbow Tick


Auckland Museum is currently in the process of becoming Rainbow Tick certified.

We are actively working to build and encourage an inclusive and diverse workforce across gender, ethnicity, age, and sexual orientation that reflect our people, our customers and our community.

We aspire to be a workplace in which all our people are supported both professionally and personally, are free to be themselves and feel that their unique differences are valued.

We'll achieve this through developing a culture where differences are celebrated.


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