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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.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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