Experience New Zealand Culture


One of Aotearoa New Zealand’s first museums, the Auckland Museum tells the story of New Zealand, its place in the Pacific and its people. 

With internationally significant Māori and Pacific collections to explore, the Auckland Museum is a must-see place to experience our rich culture. 

Auckland Museum is housed in an historical building within a tranquil park which has beautiful views of the harbour. It is a place to discover and learn about New Zealand's history and stories.    

Since 1929, the Museum has also served as place of remembrance for the many Aucklanders who have sacrificed their lives in war. 

Whether you have an hour spare or a whole day, you will gain a deep understanding of New Zealand culture and heritage by visiting the iconic Auckland Museum!

Don't take our word for it

Thousands of locals and international visitors alike love us on TripAdvisor and Google Reviews. With reviews like this, it's understandable that Auckland Museum is the top ranked Museum in Auckland

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General Admission

International visitors - $28 Adult, $14 Child*, $70 Family**
New Zealand visitors - Donations invited
Auckland Residents - Free***

* Children: 5 - 13 years old, 4 years and under are free
** 2 Adults and 2 children
*** Proof of address required  


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Guided Tours

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 found from north to south, and the conflicts that have shaped the nation. You'll also find out about one of New Zealand’s finest heritage buildings, the Museum itself.

See what tours are available here.

Audio Guides

Audio Guides

You can use our audio guides to dive further into the stories of Tāmaki Herenga Waka: Stories of Auckland, deepen your understanding of some of the precious taonga in our care, and see some of the Museum's collections through the lens of LGBTTIQ+ communities. These tours can be completed at your own pace and are accessed from your own smartphone.

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Qualmark Gold award recipient Auckland Museum

Proud to be a Qualmark Gold recipient

We're honoured to have been awarded a Qualmark Gold Award, for the third year running.

This award is the highest honour bestowed by independent tourism assessors Qualmark, indicating Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland Museum as meeting the highest standards for tourism in New Zealand.

Qualmark Covid Clean Approved Auckland Museum

Qualmark Covid Clean Approved

We've recently received the Qualmark Covid Clean Approval.

This approval is bestowed by independent tourism assessors Qualmark, indicating Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland Museum is implementing health and hygiene measures to help protect against COVID-19, in accordance with government guidelines.

Getting Here


Auckland Museum is situated in the picturesque Auckland Domain, a large park in central Auckland. 

The Museum can be easily reached from any part of the city, by car or public transport. It is a 30-minute walk or a 10-minute drive from the city centre. 


  • The LINK Bus stops on nearby Parnell Road.
  • Bus route 781 goes from Mission Bay to Newmarket and Auckland Museum via Ōrākei, every 30 minutes during peak hours. 


For train passengers, the Museum is a 5-minute walk from Parnell station (Western and Southern lines), a 10-minute walk from Grafton Station (Western line) and 15-minute walk from Newmarket Station (Western/Southern lines).

If you are driving, secure undercover paid parking is available. Enter from Maunsell Road, which is on the Newmarket side of the Domain. The carpark pay station accepts VISA, MasterCard, EFTPOS and cash up to $20 notes. This car park is under CCTV and security surveillance. 


Opening Hours


Open 10AM - 5PM weekdays, 9AM - 5PM weekends, school holidays and public holidays. Closed Christmas Day.

Open until 8.30PM every Tuesday evening for Twilight Tuesdays.

Take a closer look

From expansive audio-visual experiences reaching back through millennia to individuals telling their specific stories of place, Tāmaki Herenga Waka Stories of Auckland, our four brand-new galleries, introduces you to our region and its people.

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10% off at the Museum Store

10% off at the Museum Store

International visitors get 10% off an extensive range of artworks, books, gifts and toys at the Museum Store. Ask our staff to help you choose the perfect gift to remember your visit.

To obtain the discount, either present your passport or Museum admission ticket in-store. Offer expires 31 July 2021.

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