Auckland Museum

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Auckland War Memorial Museum, Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +64-93090443
  • Ticket Price: 25 NZD
  • Time Required: 01:20 Hrs
  • Tags: Memorial, War Memorial, Cafe, Family And Kids

Auckland Museum - Review

The Auckland War Memorial Museum is one of the most important museums in New Zealand and showcases rare artefacts that depict the story of Auckland along with its Natural and Military history. The building itself stands out from the surrounding landscape owing to its rich Neo-classical design. The memorial Cenotaph located close to the building as well as the exhibits inside the museum pay tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives for the country. 

The Maori Cultural Show is the highlight of the museum and is an absolute must-see while the museum store is apt for buying souvenirs. Stop by at the café for a small snack to end the visit.

Auckland Museum Ticket Prices

Museum Entry:

  • Auckland Residents: Free
  • New Zealand Residents: Donations accepted
  • Adult (International visitor): New Zealand dollar 25
  • Child (International visitor): New Zealand dollar  10
  • Family (International visitors): New Zealand dollar 60

Kiwi Package Museum Entry + Highlights Tour:

  • Auckland Residents: New Zealand dollar 25
  • New Zealand Residents: New Zealand dollar 25
  • Adult (International visitor): New Zealand dollar 40
  • Child (International visitor): New Zealand dollar  20
  • Family (International visitors): New Zealand dollar 100

TUI Package Museum Entry + Maori Cultural Performance:

  • Auckland Residents: New Zealand dollar 30
  • New Zealand Residents: New Zealand dollar 30
  • Adult (International visitor): New Zealand dollar 45
  • Child (International visitor): New Zealand dollar 20
  • Family (International visitors): New Zealand dollar 100

Moa Package Museum Entry + Maori Cultural Performance + Highlights Tour:

  • Auckland Residents: New Zealand dollar 40
  • New Zealand Residents: New Zealand dollar 40
  • Adult (International visitor): New Zealand dollar 55
  • Child (International visitor): New Zealand dollar 25
  • Family (International visitors): New Zealand dollar 110

Auckland Museum Opening and Closing Hours

  • Museum Library: Open Monday to Saturday from 10.00 am – 5.00 pm, Closed on Sundays and public holidays (except Anzac Day).
  • Museum Store: Open daily from 10.00 am – 5.00 pm, Closed on Christmas Day.
  • Cafe: Open daily from 9.30 am – 5.00 pm, Closed on Christmas Day.

How To reach Auckland Museum by Public Transport

  • By Bus: 540 Parnell Rd
  • By Train: Grafton
  • By Taxi
  • By renting a Car.

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TripHobo Highlights for Auckland Museum

  • Auckland Museum Address: Auckland War Memorial Museum, Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Auckland Museum Contact Number: +64-93090443
  • Auckland Museum Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Auckland Museum Price: 25 NZD
  • Best time to visit Auckland Museum(preferred time): 10:30 am - 03:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Auckland Museum: 01:20 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Auckland Museum

  • 78.79% of people who visit Auckland include Auckland Museum in their plan

  • 72.07% of people start their Auckland Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Auckland Museum

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84.01% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Auckland Museum

People normally club together Mount Eden and Cornwall Park while planning their visit to Auckland Museum.

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  • Very informative museum. First, thank you to the staff at the museum. They were friendly and helpful. Second, parents bring your kids. It is very informative and is growing, with more exhibits planned for the near future. Easy to navigate with occasional benches and chairs for you to take a break. It is a large museum with multiple levels. You may not need the break but it is a nice option for those of us who do. At the time I was there, a special butterfly exhibit had recently opened. Another Great exhibit to bring the kids. The museum also includes a library, a cafe, and a coffee bar. All great assets to the building.

  • I have always loved going to the museum, and it has been years since my last visit, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that there is now a back entrance. They're renovating at the moment, so part of one of the floors is closed. But the areas that are open were excellent. I have always found the area that commemorate the fallen servicemen and women from Auckland powerfully emotional and am proud that the museum continue to honour them. Would recommend a visit to the museum to anyone.

  • Three level museum with a multitude of exhibits. A couple of cafes on the site, but you can't have food or drinks out while walking through. You can visit the Kai room on level 2 which has tables and chairs that you can have lunch at. They don't sell food in the Kai room however. Of particular note is the children's area with lots of interactive things for kids to be occupied with (perhaps a 30-60min play without getting bored?) The dinosaur and volcano exhibits were particularly good (in our opinion) and the kids in our group enjoyed those (ages 2-6yrs). On a nice day there's heaps of outdoor area in the domain for running around or picnics. Parking was fine for us (3 hrs free) but I understand it's often hard to find a spot. Please give this review a thumbs up if it was any help to you 😊

  • A fabulous place to visit and a must see whilst you are in Auckland. This is one of the stops on the Hop on/Hop off bus tour. The architecture of the building is impressive, we behaved like tourists and took lots of pics outside before we entered the museum. The museum exhibits are interesting and varied from all era's of history. I believe there are also libraries and resources available if you are wanting any additional knowledge. The staff are also extremely helpful, providing warm and friendly customer service. They were lovely to the children we had travelling in our group who were full of questions about Maori history and culture. A great experience.

  • Attended function in restaurant above the museum. Really great space, brilliant lighting and acoustics. Attentive staff. Good wine selection. Let down by food that looked good but failed to deliver any real flavour. Chicken was overcooked and dry. Seafood was bland. Deserts were all-cream. Shame as it presented well and the venue is good.

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