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.

FY 2022/23 will see the Museum brought to life through enhanced programming, ensuring that Aucklanders visit their Museum more often. Our international reputation and collaboration have opened the door to touring partnerships with renowned global cultural institutions. Each provides our audiences with unique opportunities to explore global cultural and natural heritage .

The year will begin with the highly anticipated Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes from the British Museum, followed by the second international touring exhibition Secrets of Stonehenge, delivering on our commitment to bring the world to Auckland. Te Taunga Community Hub will continue to provide the opportunity and space for Tāmaki’s many cultural communities to share their own stories and reflect what they want to share about themselves.

Click here to view the  Annual Plan 2022/2023.

We have recently concluded a major transformation programme of exhibition galleries and public spaces, enabling more compelling visitor experiences and learning opportunities. Increased accessibility to our collections has been enabled via investment in an expanded digital platform. Our Research Strategy has enabled collaborative partnerships with others to advance our primary research in the natural sciences and cultural history domains.

Auckland War Memorial Museum exists to serve Aucklanders and visitors to the city, for today, for tomorrow, and for future generations. In 2022 we celebrate our 170th year. Part of the social fabric of this city over the decades, we continue to enable cultural wellbeing and social cohesion by enabling Aucklanders to connect with the past and have a sense of their identity and place in a changing world.