The Museum tells the story of New Zealand, its place in the Pacific and its people.

The Museum is a war memorial for the province of Auckland and holds one of New Zealand's top three heritage libraries. It has pre-eminent Māori and Pacific collections, significant natural history resources and major social and military history collections, as well as decorative arts and pictorial collections.

Draft Annual Plan 2023/2024

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Draft Annual Plan 2023/2024

Our Draft Annual Plan for FY 2023/24 represents a year of consolidation as we look to complete the final delivery of our Five-Year Plan, and recovery as we emerge from the effects of the global Pandemic.  

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Annual Plan 2022/2023

Annual Plan 2022/2023

Our Plan for FY 2022/23 represents the fifth year of our Five-Year Strategic Plan, which will see the Museum firmly focused on completing the final delivery of its key strategic priorities.

Our focus will be on the development of our Natural Environment and Human Impact galleries. Responsive to the sustainability goals of the city, we recognise the role the Museum has to play in educating those who live here and visitors to our city.

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Five Year Strategic Plan

Five Year Strategic Plan

Our priorities for the next five years centre on enriching the visitor experience, extending our reach and impact, fostering new research questions and debate, and supporting social belonging and participation. This Strategic Plan sets out our direction for the next five years. 

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Annual Review 2021/2022

Annual Review 2021/2022

We were well on the way to achieving ambitious goals when the nation went back into lockdown in August 2021. Within 24 hours, Tāmaki Paenga Hira had pivoted to be an online museum, with Auckland Museum at Home our virtual front door once again. As we continued to share our collections with our virtual manuhiri, our visitor hosts and volunteers turned their collective energy to enriching Online Cenotaph, contributing more than 11,000 new records. We are now recognised as the leading online museum in Australasia. Read about these and more successes in our Annual Review.  

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Research Strategy 2018 - 2023

Research Strategy 2018 - 2023

As New Zealand’s oldest research institution, Auckland Museum has always put research at the heart of its activities and aspirations. The Museum’s ‘Stretch Thinking’ strategy will see our research becoming more visible and meaningful, creating change and leaving a legacy for future generations.

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Previous Annual Plans, Reviews, and Reports

Previous Annual Plans, Reviews, and Reports

Building on our past, engaging with our audiences today, investing for tomorrow. We are pleased to present our past and current Annual Plans, Reviews, and Reports.

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The history of Auckland Museum

The history of Auckland Museum

Discover the Auckland Museum story, from humble origins in a two-room farm cottage in the suburb of Grafton to becoming Auckland's War Memorial Museum, a touchstone of remembrance and specialist research institution in one of Auckland's most beloved landmarks. 

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Touring exhibitions

Touring exhibitions

Is your museum or gallery interested in hosting an Auckland Museum exhibition? Click through to find out what's available. 

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Nature Boy: The Photography of Olaf Petersen

Rainbow Tick

 

In September 2018, Auckland Museum received accreditation into the Rainbow Tick programme. 

We’re proud to be the first Rainbow Tick certified Museum and cultural institution nationally.

The Rainbow Tick is an external audit and quality improvement programme designed to help an organisation to be a safe, welcoming and inclusive place for people of diverse gender identity and sexual orientation.
 

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