Voyage to Aotearoa: Tupaia and the Endeavour
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This partnership exhibition with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei marks the 40th anniversary of the iwi's eviction from their ancestral lands on Takaparawhā Bastion Point.
This small exhibition records changes over time to the shoreline of the Waitematā, and immediate surrounds through historical Auckland photography.
Discover the incredible story of Tupaia, Tahitian priest navigator, who travelled with the Endeavour on its first voyage to Aotearoa.
Ata Hira: Museum on the Move: Voyage to Aotearoa, presents perspectives on Tupaia in Tahiti, on the Endeavour and his arrival to Aotearoa.
This summer become a navigator!
Follow our clues to discover the skills, tools and knowledge used in the pre-digital age, while you explore the Museum’s galleries.
Our annual Lest We Forget Poetry Competition is now open. This year's theme is Children of War - exploring how young people are impacted by conflict. Finalists will be invited to read their entries at the Museum on Anzac Day at 9.30am.
Join Gavin Thurston, the award-winning cameramen of David Attenborough’s series, Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II, as he shares his extraordinary and adventurous true stories of tracking and filming our planet's most captivating creatures.
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.
Transport yourself to a world of ice and snow through the wonder of virtual reality, and explore a day in the life of Australian Antarctic scientists as they research this mysterious continent.
Take a tour with one of our local guides as they share their knowledge with you. Hear about Aotearoa's people and their place in the Pacific, the remarkable flora and fauna, and the conflict that have shaped the nation.