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>Secrets of Stonehenge</em> - for FREE!

See Secrets of Stonehenge - for FREE!

Explore where, when, why, and perhaps most intriguingly, how Stonehenge was built. Now after 20 years of excavations at Stonehenge and at the source of its bluestones in Wales, archaeologists finally have some answers.

Secrets of Stonehenge highlights more than 300 ancient artefacts and the latest cutting-edge scientific research to answer questions about this iconic, mysterious World Heritage Site.

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.


Become a Member to receive invites to exclusive Members' events and discounts to all other Auckland Museum events.



Members: The Stones of Stonehenge

Join Dr Andy Brown, Principal Archaeologist and Director of Horizon Archaeology, for his lecture on the Stones of Stonehenge project. The project is a joint endeavour between several leading UK archaeologists, which has involved a large-scale excavation and geophysical survey around the Preseli hills – the source of the bluestones of Stonehenge. The project has sought to both understand the origins of the stones and the wider Neolithic landscape of West Wales.

Upcoming Members' Events

If you become a Museum Member, you will have access to an array of exclusive Members-only events such exhibition previews, events and after hours functions. Museum Members also receive a 10% discount on all general Auckland Museum events.


Want to know more?

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


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