Auckland Museum is located in a neo-classical, symmetrical building three storeys high, with each floor telling a major Museum story. 

Ground Floor

The ground level tells the story of Pacific People; Māori, Pakeha, the peoples of Oceania and other newcomers. These spaces examine the diversity of Pacific Island communities and the astonishing beauty of the objects they have produced. 

Galleries Map

Level One

Origins Gallery

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


Level Two

In our short history warfare has played a major role in shaping New Zealand's identity. These galleries, situated on Level 2, tell the story of New Zealand's involvement in wars from the New Zealand Wars to East Timor.