Witness the exhibition 2000 years in the making

Immerse yourself in a world more than 2000 years old with the largest exhibition the British Museum has ever loaned to Aotearoa, New Zealand. Featuring more than 170 ancient Greek artefacts, including priceless statues, weapons, jewellery and pottery - this truly is a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. 

NOW OPEN

AUAHA ATEA NUI, SPECIAL EXHIBITION SUITE
$25 ADULT
$12 CHILD (5 - 13), UNDER 5 FREE
$67 FAMILY (2 ADULTS + 2 CHILDREN)
FREE ENTRY FOR MUSEUM MEMBERS - BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

  • Find out how the ancient Greeks celebrated competition and excellence in sport, politics, drama, music and warfare. 
  • See how ancient Greek competition resulted in epic achievements and innovation which influences modern society today, more than two millennia later. 
  • Get up close to a wide range of treasures such as beautiful black and red painted vases, stunning marble and terracotta, iconic statues, bronze figurines, weapons and armour, fine gold jewellery and coins. 
  • Witness the masterpiece of the exhibition, a two-metre-long fragment of marble frieze from one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World. 

 

This impressive and impactful exhibition is an introduction to ancient Greek culture that has never before been showcased in Auckland in this way or to this scale. 

Don't miss it. On now until Sunday 6 November.

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Tickets are timed-entry every 30 minutes. Book your preferred time to enter and stay as long as you like. Special QUIET HOURS sessions will be available Sundays in August.

$25 ADULT, $12 CHILD (5 - 13), UNDER 5 FREE
$67 FAMILY (2 ADULTS + 2 CHILDREN)
 

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Exhibition courtesy WAM

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Quiet Hours

Come along for a special sensory-friendly Quiet Hours session in the Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes exhibition

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Enhance your visit

Grab a bite to eat at one of our cafés, visit us after hours on Twilight Tuesdays or stop by the Museum Store to take home a memento of Ancient Greeks with you.

Audio guides

Audio guides

Bring your own device and choose from six free audio guides. There are options for adults and kids, scrolling text, and audio descriptions.

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Miles Noel Photography, courtesy Western Australian Museum

Additional experiences

Your visit to the exhibition doesn't need to end there. Expand your Ancient Greeks experience with our special Ancient Greeks programming - from live music and entertainment, to a scavenger hunt that'll take you on an adventure around the Museum.

Exclusive Members only events
Membership Events

Exclusive Members only events

If you are a Museum Member, you will be invited to attend our regular Member-only events. From expert and curatorial talks, to behind the scenes tours and exclusive previews of our exhibitions - you’ll be able to see and experience even more of what you love from your Museum. Learn more


Miles Noel Photography, courtesy Western Australian Museum

Discover more

As a centenarian research institution with over 4 million collection items, Auckland Museum has a story or two to tell.

See how the impact of Ancient Greece ripples through the Museum today from art to architecture. 

Group Bookings

If you are interested in a group booking, please email bookings@aucklandmuseum.com. If you’re a school, please visit learn.aucklandmuseum.com or email schools@aucklandmuseum.com to be notified when our education programmes will be released for this exhibition.   

 

​Banner Image: (Detail) Pottery, black-figured hydria (water jar), made in Athens about 510–500 BC, found at Vulci, Italy, 1837,0609.60 © The Trustees of the British Museum.
Main Image: Lion - headed pendant, gold, about 450 – 400 BC, probably found in Akarnania, Greece, 1919,0621.1 © The Trustees of the British Museum

Quiet Hours Banner Image: Silver coin showing an owl (rev), minted in Athens, Greece, about 527-430 BCE. © The Trustees of the British Museum
Group Booking Banner Image: Hydria Vase Collection of the Mackelvie Trust Board, Auckland, on loan to Auckland War Memorial Museum. 29701