Our doors are open again but when you’re in need of an at-home Museum fix, experience some of the best parts of Tāmaki Paenga Hira here. Watch how volcanoes are made, write a poem for Auckland, make native birds come alive in a puzzle, deep dive into one of our blogs or discover some fun and educational activities to entertain the kids. Spend some time with us online today. Our collections are here for you to explore.

 

We regularly update this page with new videos, blog posts and children's activities, so keep coming back to see what’s new.

We're celebrating Diwali

Namaste

We're celebrating Diwali

The Auckland Diwali Festival takes its inspiration from Diwali or Deepavali (row of lamps), an important and ancient Indian festival celebrated throughout India and in Indian communities around the world. The Museum is hosting a panel discussion about being Indian in Aotearoa, and we also spoke to staff about what Diwali means to them. 

Explore here

 Pacific Language Weeks 2020

Pacific Language Weeks 2020

We are working closely with New Zealand’s Pacific communities to maintain and promote heritage language.

See how here

Beauty is in the eye of the purse-holder
GOOGLE ARTS & CULTURE

Beauty is in the eye of the purse-holder

The protruding claws may not scream elegance at first, but this purse crafted from the foot of an albatross is part of a long history of pouches and bags fashioned from seabirds. Take a Google Arts & Culture audio tour of this peculiar purse and learn how such a curious object came into being.

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For the kids

For the kids

Boredom busters for inquisitive minds! Have a go at our interactive games, download activities to do offline and watch fun and educational videos made just for kids.

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Piece by piece

Piece by piece

Take a closer look at some of our collection objects by doing one (or several!) of our jigsaw puzzles. You can adjust the difficulty of each puzzles to suit the puzzler, so they suit any age, skill level, or time contraint.

Choose your puzzle

   

Take a virtual tour

Take a virtual tour

We've opened up our exhibition archives for you to explore.

Come on in

Want to read more?

Want to read more?

Whether you're after a fast fact or a deep dive, we've collected stories, blogs and short reads from all around the Museum's collections and gathered them here. 

Read much, much more


Dish, Iznik, Turkey, 16th Century, Ceramic, polychrome paint under transparent glaze. Collection of the Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira K1850.

Journeys in the Wild with Gavin Thurston

Join Gavin Thurston, the award-winning cameraman 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.