With a Museum Membership, you can enjoy more of everything you love about your Museum and discover new ways that make your Auckland Museum experience even richer.


See <em>Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes</em> - for FREE!

See Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes - for FREE!

Now open, the Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes exhibition from the British Museum’s world-renowned collection from the Ancient Greek world is the largest selection of ancient artefacts ever loaned by the British Museum to New Zealand.

The exhibition showcases a wide range of treasures and stories and includes a selection of iconic sculptures from the ‘Mausoleum at Halikarnassos’, one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World.

Share the experience by adding a Friends & Whānau pass when you sign up, so you can always bring someone along to the exhibition with you.

Get exclusive discounts at Rialto Cinemas

Get exclusive discounts at Rialto Cinemas

As a Museum Member, you’ll receive $12.50* movie tickets at Rialto Cinemas Newmarket every night of the week, including Friday and Saturday. Just show your Membership card at the Cinema to book your tickets.

*Valid on presentation of your Museum Membership card in cinema only. Not available to purchase online. Excludes Beyond Film, alternate content, film festivals, special events and screenings. 3D tickets are $15.50. One discount per session per person who presents their Museum Membership card.  

Museum Member benefits

For just $60 per year, you'll receive all the following benefits as a Museum Member. You can add up to three Friends & Whānau passes for $25 each.


  • Unlimited free entry to paid special exhibitions
  • Free General Admission
  • Exclusive exhibition previews and after hours events
  • Invitations to regular curatorial talks or behind the scenes tours
  • 10% discount on food and beverage at the Museum cafés
  • 10% discount at the Museum Store*
  • Discounts on films at Rialto Cinemas Newmarket
  • Discounted or free parking at selected Membership events
  • Priority booking and/or discounts for selected Museum events
  • Monthly email newsletters


If you'd like to purchase multiple Memberships, please email us at membership@aucklandmuseum.com and our Membership team will be happy to assist you. 

* Excludes sales and promotions. Discount not currently available for online purchases.

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Add up to three Friends & Whānau passes to your Membership

Add up to three Friends & Whānau passes to your Membership


Add up to three Friends & Whānau passes for $25 each when you sign up online or purchase at the Museum, for our Museum Member or Auckland Museum Institute Membership types. Tautoko Members automatically receive three Friends & Whānau passes included with their Membership. Friends & Whānau passes are valid in conjunction with your annual Membership, and they are loaded onto your Membership card; separate cards are not issued.


  • Free General Admission
  • Unlimited free entry to all exhibitions
  • Exclusive exhibition previews and after hours events
  • Access to regular talks or behind the scenes tours


The pass does not provide friends and family with access to discounts and they do not receive Member emails and updates.

Your friends and family must accompany you to be able to share in your privilege.

Your Membership Welcome

Your Membership Welcome

Your new Membership pack will be mailed to you or you can pick it up next time you visit the Museum. Along with your distinctive Membership card, there is a small thank you gift from us inside.

Please contact us with any Membership enquiries.

If your Membership enquiry needs immediate attention, please contact our Membership team on +64 9 306 7923 during office hours or email membership@aucklandmuseum.com.


Following are some upcoming Members' events, which you'll be welcome to attend if you become a Museum Member. As a Member, you'll receive a 10% discount on all general Auckland Museum events also. View all Members' events here

Kids & Family
SUN 24 JULY, 10AM - 12PM


Roaring Family Fun

If your child loves all things dinosaur then this is the event for them. Our AM Learn team has put together a unique programme including fossil handling, craft activities and more. Join in the fun and make it extra special by dressing up as your favourite dinosaur. Drop in anytime during our two-hour session for a fun-packed dinosaur time inspired by Peter the T. rex.

19 JUN - 18 SEP 2022


Members: Ancient Greeks Lecture Series and Curator Talks

Auckland Museum Members are invited to lecture series dedicated to all things Ancient Greek. Each lecture will be hosted by an expert in their field, bringing you insights you won't find anywhere else.



AMI Members: Humanities Lecture

We’re proud to announce Dr Vincent O’Malley as the inaugural Auckland Museum Institute Humanities Lecturer for 2022. In his lecture, Dr O’Malley will describe how the Great War for New Zealand, begun from the invasion of Waikato in 1863, played out in Tāmaki Makaurau, and the legacy it left behind.

Want to know more?

Visit our Membership FAQs page, for all the answers to your questions.


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