Become a Tautoko Member and help enable the development and preservation of our sacred taonga. Tautoko means valued supporter. Your Membership fees enable the development and preservation of collections, the delivery of new exhibitions, important research and exciting educational programmes.

A rewarding way to support your Museum

A rewarding way to support your Museum

Auckland Museum holds a special place in the heart of our city, home to millions of collection items and countless cherished memories. As a charity, the generosity of our supporters ensures the Museum continues to enrich lives and inspire discoveries for future generations.

By joining Tautoko Membership, you become part of our philanthropic community which supports caring for our taonga, the development and preservation of the Museum heritage building and its collections, as well as enabling important research and educational programmes.

You will enjoy special benefits and unique experiences, from expert and curatorial talks, to behind-the-scenes tours and exclusive exhibition previews before they open to the public.


Tautoko Member benefits

As a Tautoko Member you become part of our philanthropic community. You’ll receive all the following core benefits and, in addition, invitations to exclusive Museum supporter events, behind-the-scenes tours, talks with the Director and more, for a contribution of $500 per year.

Unlimited free entry to all paid exhibitions
Exclusive exhibition previews and events
10% discount at the Museum Store and the Museum cafés
Invitations to regular curatorial talks or tours
Option to add Friends and Whānau passes
Monthly email newsletters
In addition, you'll enjoy

In addition, you'll enjoy

  • Invitations to special exhibition previews and after-hours events
  • Invitations to exclusive Museum supporter events, behind-the-scenes tours and talks with the Director
  • One free guided Museum Highlights Tour for up to ten people
  • Three complimentary Friends & Whānau passes
  • Priority booking and discounts for selected Museum events
  • Discounted or free parking at selected Membership events
  • Discounts on films at Rialto Cinemas Newmarket

 

 

If you'd like to purchase ten Memberships or more, please email us at [email protected] and our Membership team will be happy to assist you.

 

Wildlife Photographer of the Year
UNLIMITED FREE ENTRY TO PAID EXHIBITIONS

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Witness the world's top nature photographs from the most prestigious photography event of its kind, beautifully illuminated, up close and in person.

Opening in December, this exhibition displays the winning photographs from the 59th year of the most prestigious nature photography competition in the world, organised by London's Natural History Museum.

This is a paid exhibition but is free for Museum Members.

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RELICS: A New World Rises

RELICS: A New World Rises

WED 29 MAY – SUN 13 OCT 2024
UNLIMITED FREE ENTRY FOR MUSEUM MEMBERS

RELICS: A New World Rises is an immersive new exhibition by Australian LEGO® Masters Jackson Harvey and Alex Towler that explores an imagined future where LEGO® minifigure civilisations have evolved, and now thrive, in discarded vintage treasures.

Set in a time long after humanity’s reign, RELICS: A New World Rises tells the story of a world where LEGO® minifigures have risen from the debris of our civilisation to build their own intricate worlds in forgotten artefacts, each one inspired by the object they now call home

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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.

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Three complimentary Friends & Whānau passes
TAUTOKO MEMBERSHIP BENEFIT

Three complimentary Friends & Whānau passes

BRING FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO ANY OF OUR EXHIBITIONS, MEMBERS' EVENTS OR PREVIEWS

Tautoko Members automatically receive three Friends & Whānau passes as part of 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. 

PASS BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • 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 [email protected].

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

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