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.

Commemorating  Anzac at Home
Anzac 2021

Commemorating Anzac at Home

While we can once again come together in person this year, on this page you can have a look back at last year's in-bubble commemorations, read new blogs, and find even more ways to honour our servicepeople.

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A second look into the past
BLOG

Archaeology Week

A second look into the past

As Tāmaki Makaurau prepared for its fourth Covid-19 lockdown, archaeologists from Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira were already at work on one of the city's more isolated locations - Ōtata Island. In this blog for TheNoises.nz, Assistant Curator (Archaeology) Emma Ash details how the discovery of Māori occupation sealed beneath a layer of volcanic ash from Rangitoto prompted the team's return to the island to investigate this significant discovery further.

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Director's Choice
E-BOOK

Director's Choice

Auckland Museum's Chief Executive, Dr David Gaimster, explores the museum's extraordinary collection, each item with its own compelling backstory, in this volume—part of Scala's international Director's Choice series. New photography showcases some of the key items in the collection in exquisite detail.

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The Enduring Impact of the First World War
RESEARCH

The Bulletin

The Enduring Impact of the First World War

Each edition of the Bulletin of the Auckland Museum showcases a range of original research by our staff and other academics, pieces relating to items in the Museum's collection or, in the case of this edition, a major historical event. Co-edited by Associate Curator (History) Gail Romano with Prof Kingsley Baird (Massey University), this edition explores some of the legacies of 1917 – a remarkable single year during the First World War. 

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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

   

The Story of Te Awe


Te Awe was a project about enriching, reorganising, and improving the care of our 10,000+ taonga Māori in a way that is embedded in Mātauranga Māori. Through this mahi Auckland Museum made the taonga Māori collection more visible and accessible to iwi, hāpu, whānau, Museum staff, researchers, and the public. 

Learn more about the project and watch all four episodes here.

Take a virtual tour

Take a virtual tour

We've opened up our exhibition archives for you to explore. Travel through time and space as you virutally walk through our archive of historic exhibitions.

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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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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. 

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16th Century ceramic dish, Turkey. AWMM K1850.