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Best of 2016

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Best of 2016

By Auckland Museum staff
Mon, 26 Dec 2016

Illuminating the Museum for Chinese New Year.

Illuminating the Museum for Chinese New Year.

Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira.

From time-warping with Dr When to posing with the nose of one of Air New Zealand's Boeing 737s, our visitors enjoyed exploring the plethora of spellbinding exhibitions, events and writing by our Collections staff.

We've collected some of the most popular pieces from 2016 for you to enjoy.

  • Post by: Auckland Museum

    Auckland War Memorial Museum tells the story of New Zealand, its people, and their place in the Pacific.

  • Air New Zealand - Celebrating 75 years of flying

    20 NOV 2015 - 22 MAY 2016
    Past exhibition

    Air New Zealand celebrated 75 years since their inaugural flight, and we got the chance to bring you the history behind all the growth and innovation of our nation's beloved airline.

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  • Volcanoes

    Permanent exhibition and online exhibition
    First Floor Gallery, Auckland Musuem

    From discovering just how many volcanic sites there are in Auckland to sitting in the middle of a terrifying eruption in our dynamic onsite exhibition, volancoes continue to both equally enthral and petrify.

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  • Homefront

    Closing on 8 JAN 2017

    Bringing to light the lives of those at home while the war was waged half a world away.

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  • Time Warped

    Night at the Museum

    Visitors were prepared to engage with quirky characters in both the past and future, and enjoyed interactive exhibits along the way.

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  • The Tairua trolling lure

    Māori Court East, Ground Floor

    Visitors were enthralled by the Tairua lure, discovered on an excavation site in 1964, and confirmed as Eastern Polynesian, having been brought here by the Polynesian settlers of Aotearoa.

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  • Lantern Festival

    SAT 20 AND SUN 21 FEB 2016
    Past Event

    This was the first year the Lantern Festival was held at the Domain on the doorstep of Auckland Museum after its many year tenure in Albert Park, and the crowds came out in droves to celebrate the Year of the Monkey.

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  • Kermadec Expedition

    October - November 2016

    This expedition involved NIWA, Auckland Museum, Te Papa, Auckland University, Massey University, the Department of Conservation, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and included Koha, the rescue turtle, who represented Kelly Tarlton’s sea life aquarium.

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  • NZ Marine Field Guide

    An Auckland Museum app

    Our marine field guide app with over 360 dynamic pages is your ultimate pocket resource for the summer.

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