Every corner tells a story.




Take a closer look at one of Auckland’s best-loved buildings, learn the stories you didn’t know and find out some of the Museum’s secrets. 

Join us on a guided tour of this classic, that started almost 100 years ago. Previously known as the Heritage Highlights Tour, the Hidden Heritage Tour shares the rich history of the Museum, from the early designs and construction, to the building you see today.


Hear stories of the architects, see what’s inside the wall cavities, and take a closer look at how Auckland Museum has changed over the years and how it’s structural treasures have been preserved.  

Have you ever wondered what the Museum looked like 90 years ago? You’ll finish up in the Library Reading Room to pore over early plans and photos of the Museum over the years, that are not usually accessible to the public. 


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