Discover three floors of magnificent galleries
Standing tall and mighty in the lush gardens of Auckland domain sits one of New Zealand’s most important museums and war memorials. Auckland Museum is certainly an impressive building, but it also holds over 4 million unique items and has occupied this exact location since 1929. From significant artefacts, exhibits, events, cultural displays and beyond – there is much to see, do and learn.
Something around every corner
Just a stone's throw from Auckland central, this museum is easily accessible by foot, car, train, or bus.
Strolling up the granite and basalt paving, you’ll be greeted by an impressive entrance. Bronze doors adorned with a beautiful poppy design commemorating world wars’ fallen soldiers welcomes you when stepping through the grand entrance.
Once inside, you won’t know where you look first. Will it be the towering Tyrannosaurus Rex fossils seemingly floating above, or perhaps the amazing architecture will draw you in. From guided tours to events and ever-changing exhibits, the talented museum curators have so much for you to explore.
Auckland Museum continues to change exhibits regularly. However, no matter what is on display, it will be tantalising. Learn about Māori culture and history, how war impacted New Zealand and its people, and discover the wildlife that once roamed beautiful Aotearoa. The fun doesn’t stop there – get lost in the exhibits as you uncover Ancient Egypt and its powerful pharaohs.
With so much to explore, you'll undoubtedly need some refreshment en route. So head to Tuitui Museum Bistro & Café to fill up on some much-needed kai (food).
Gallery Highlights Tour
1-hour Guided Tour
If you’re not sure where to start, then let the experts take care of you.
Join this tour for an introduction into the museum's collections and discover New Zealand’s past and present.
In a fascinating hour, you’ll explore three floors of unique collections and galleries, learning about Māori culture and the achievements of Polynesian navigators, unique natural history, geology, and how conflicts have shaped New Zealand.
1-hour Guided Tour
Listen to the fascinating history of the magnificent Auckland Museum while gazing upon unbeatable views.
From the rooftop, learn about one of Auckland’s most beloved heritage buildings while enjoying incredible panoramic vistas over the Waitematā harbour, Mount Eden, and beyond.
Throughout this 1 hour tour, you'll learn about the building, the people who work here, and our place in the Domain from this unique vantage point.
How to find Auckland Museum
Auckland War Memorial Museum, Parnell, Auckland 1010
You can travel to Auckland and experience this impressive museum by booking any of the following trains, packages, and tours. You can include tickets for the Auckland Museum with your package or tour when you book through our Travel Centre.