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Auckland Museum is temporarily closed

Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum is closed to the public for four weeks in step with our county’s efforts to limit the transmission of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Find out more



  • Celebrating Auckland Museum's volunteer community

    by Roy Clare - Monday, 16 June 2014

    In this open letter, Director Roy Clare recognises the dedication and hard work shown by Auckland War Memorial Museum's 300-strong volunteer community.

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  • My favourite building

    by Roy Clare - Friday, 11 October 2013

    Images of the beautifully-lit exterior of Auckland’s museum have featured online and in traditional media outlets in recent months. For a select number of significant global, national or community events each year we offer up something special – to reflect the interests of Aucklanders.

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  • International day of solidarity: Bosnia-Herzegovina cultural institutions close

    by Phillipa Tocker - Monday, 4 March 2013

    To support institutions in Bosnia-Herzegovina, museums all over the world are putting yellow tape across key exhibits, effectively ‘closing’ them in solidarity with the closed museums in Bosnia-Herzegovina, and bringing this to the attention of the visiting public.

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  • Rising from the ruins

    by Roy Clare - Friday, 22 February 2013

    Today, 22 February, our country recalls the magnitude 6.3 earthquake in Christchurch that killed 185 people and injured several thousand two years ago. The earthquake occurred more than five months after the first in September 2010, but it is considered to be an aftershock. The pair of quakes are among the most significant natural disasters in New Zealand history.

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  • Voyages and versions: remembering the Orpheus 150 years on

    by Roy Clare - Friday, 8 February 2013

    Standing on Whatipu Beach yesterday with colleagues from our museum and more than a hundred others, it seemed to me that CS Lewis had it about right. Commemorating the heart-rending loss of life on Manukau Bar 150 years ago, we were reminded of the many perspectives that surround daily life.

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