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Māori

Auckland Museum protects and cares for an outstanding and significant collection of Māori treasures (taonga).

The Museum has two dedicated Māori galleries along with a yearly Matariki exhibition.  Cultural performances and tours can be enjoyed every day.

  • Te Whāinga: A Culture Lab on Civility

    FRI 25 OCT 12PM - 8PM, SAT 26 & SUN 27 OCT 12PM - 8PM, MON 28 OCT 10AM - 1PM
    FREE ENTRY - SILO 6, SILO PARK

    In October 2019, the Auckland Museum and Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center will co-present Te Whāinga: A Culture Lab on Civility in Auckland.

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  • Ako mai, Ako atu: Learning from our taonga Māori overseas

    Past Event
    TUES 23 OCT, 6PM - 7:30PM
    FREE WITH MUSEUM ENTRY, AUDITORIUM

    A recent estimate of taonga overseas in museum collections starts at 16,000. These treasures primarily date to pre-1900, and are rich and diverse, yet knowledge about them remains elusive.

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  • Highlights Tour

    Daily at 10.45am, 12.45pm and 2.15pm (60mins), Charges apply

    Gain insider information from our wonderful guides who share their knowledge about our most famous collections.

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  • Māori cultural performance

    Daily, 11am, 12pm, and 1.30pm (2.30pm avail Nov - Mar)
    Run time 30 min. CHARGES APPLY, SEE OUR PACKAGES FOR DETAILS

    Experience a vibrant glimpse of Māori culture in an engaging performance which culminates in a high-energy, spine-tingling version of the world-famous haka.

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