Experience New Zealand Culture


One of 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

Auckland Museum has a 4.5 star average review, from thousands of visitor reviews on TripAdvisor. With reviews like this, it's understandable that Auckland Museum is the top ranked Museum in Auckland

Options and Pricing


Auckland Museum has reopened. At this time, the Māori Cultural Performance and Highlights Guided Tours are not taking placePlan your Level 1 visit here


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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Māori Cultural Performance

Experience a vibrant glimpse of Māori culture in an engaging performance culminating with a spine-tingling version of the world-famous haka.

After the show, be sure to take the opportunity to meet, talk and take photos with members of the group.

At this time, the Māori Cultural Performance and Highlights Guided Tours are not taking place. Plan your Level 1 visit here

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.

At this time, the Highlights Guided Tours are not taking place. Plan your Level 1 visit here.

Audio Guide - He Taonga Māori gallery

Audio Guide - He Taonga Māori gallery

Explore our He Taonga Māori gallery through our audio guide and discover the stories of our Māori taonga (treasures).

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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 Explorer Bus stops outside the Museum every 60 minutes (30 minutes Oct – Mar).
  • The LINK Bus stops on nearby Parnell Road.
  • Bus route 781 goes from Mission Bay to Newmarket and Auckland Museum via Orakei, 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


We're open from 10am - 5pm every day of the year, except for Christmas Day.