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Auckland Museum is temporarily closed

Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum is closed to the public for four weeks in step with our county’s efforts to limit the transmission of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Find out more

War Memorial galleries

  • Additions and Corrections to the Rolls of Honour

    Auckland Museum has taken care that the names on the Rolls of Honour are correct. However there may be some historical inaccuracies or oversights that require attention.

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  • Colours Gallery

    Colours gallery tells the story of our dual history as both Auckland's Museum and War Memorial.

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  • Holocaust Gallery

    Six million Jews in central Europe were systematically murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators during World War II; the horrific event we know as the Holocaust. Jews call it the Shoah.

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  • Pou Kanohi New Zealand at War

    The Pou Kanohi gallery is a place to learn about New Zealand’s unique story of war and reflect on why, 100 years later, it still matters.

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  • Pou Maumahara Memorial Discovery Centre

    Our new Memorial Discovery Centre, Pou Maumahara, opened in November 2016. It is a place for visitors to research and make personal discoveries about New Zealand servicemen and women.

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  • Scars on the Heart

    Scars on the Heart presents the human cost of war.

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  • Spitfire

    The Spitfire was the favourite fighter aircraft of New Zealand and British fighter pilots in World War Two.

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  • World War One Hall of Memories

    Almost a third of those killed have no known grave. Here the Auckland Roll of Honour is inscribed on the walls of the Museum, a memorial to commemorate the fallen.

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  • World War Two Hall of Memories

    The names of men and women of Auckland lost during World War II are recorded in the marble Hall of Memories.

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  • Zero

    The mainstay of Japan'’s air war in the Pacific this Mitsubishi A6M3 Zero-sen 22 was intended to be flown on a kamikaze mission.

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  • Auckland Cenotaph

    Standing on consecrated ground in the Court of Honour in front of Auckland War Memorial Museum, the Auckland Cenotaph has been at the centre of commemorative events since 1929.

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