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Auckland Museum is located in a classical, symmetrical building three storeys high and a major Museum story is told on each of these floors.

  • The Imaginarium

    Located just around the corner from Weird & Wonderful, The Imaginarium's three new gallery spaces are home to elephants and earwigs, trees and teapots, alligators and ants. Explore what's in store here.

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  • Tāmaki Herenga Waka
    Stories of Auckland

    Tāmaki Herenga Waka means "the gathering place of many waka", and this new permanent gallery chronicles Auckland's past, captures its present, and looks to the future.

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  • Māori galleries

    Māori are the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand, and Auckland Museum is the guardian of the largest and most significant collection of Māori treasures in the world.

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  • Ground level

    The ground level tells the story of Pacific People; Māori, Pakeha, the peoples of Oceania and other newcomers.

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  • Level one

    The natural history galleries tell New Zealand's evolutionary story and describe our unique environment from mountain top to the ocean depths.

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  • Level two

    In our short history warfare has played a major role in shaping New Zealand's identity. These galleries tell the story of the country's involvement in wars from the New Zealand Wars to East Timor.

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  • War Memorial galleries

    The top floor of the Museum houses several galleries on permanent display dedicated to those who served.

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