We've opened up our exhibition archives for you to explore. Listen to an audio guide or take a virtual tour of Auckland Museum from past and present wherever you are in the world. For even more inspiration, come and see our current exhibitions in person. Find out what’s on here

Carried Away: Bags Unpacked

Carried Away: Bags Unpacked reveals the stories and histories within everyday bags from across Auckland Museum's collections. 

Please note, some bags cannot be seen in the exhibition walkthrough due to sensitive permissions.

Photographing Early Auckland

Go back in time and explore the streets of Tāmaki Makaurau as they once were, in this interactive slider showing some of the amazing photographs in our Photographing Early Auckland exhibition. Scroll across the images to spot the differences and similarities between these 1850s - 1870s and current day Auckland scenes.

Voyage to Aotearoa: Tupaia and the Endeavour

Tupaia and the Endeavour tells the story of the Tahitian navigator Tupaia and his journey to New Zealand with Captain Cook in 1769. Check out this inspiring exhibition below.

Thank you to Te Papa for kindly loaning the following objects for this exhibition: Tiputa, tipua, Cook’s pencils and Cook’s telescope.


Visit the fashions, furniture and crafts of times gone by in this virtual walkthrough of the beloved Auckland Museum exhibition, Landmarks.

Secret World of Butterflies ​

Remember being flown to another land where the world of butterflies came to life? We’ve created a virtual walkthrough of our Secret World of Butterflies exhibition for you to experience again.

Wild Child

A twisting twirling tree and hundreds of toys from across the century were favourites of kids and adults alike in our children’s exhibition Wild Child. Rajah also stood tall and true. Revisit your childhood with our virtual walkthrough of Wild Child. 


New Zealand design and decorative arts are celebrated in our exhibition Encounters, enjoy a trip through Aotearoa’s design history in our virtual walkthrough of the exhibition. 

Explore Auckland Museum

Explore Auckland Museum

Take a virtual walk through the galleries of Auckland Museum from home, using Google Street View.


Queerseum Audio Guide

Queerseum Audio Guide

We want to make Rainbow stories more visible in our Museum. Our Pride Network created an audio guide that would shine a light on LGBTTIQ+ stories inspired by our objects.

Check it out

Audio Guide - He Taonga Māori gallery

Audio Guide - He Taonga Māori gallery

Explore our He Taonga Māori gallery through our audio guide and discover the stories of our Māori taonga (treasures).

Launch audio guide