Auckland Museum, Auckland

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Address: Auckland War Memorial Museum, Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Phone: +64-93090443

Ticket Price: 25 NZD

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Time Required: 01:20 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

Currently Closed

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Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki?curid=3030337

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About Auckland Museum, Auckland

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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Auckland Museum, Auckland Reviews

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  • This is one of my favourite places to go on Auckland. It's relaxing and not loud. Aucklanders can get a my museum card that gets them into the museum for free any time. Anyone else it's a donation entry. But 100% worth a go. Nice view over the city. Not to hard to get to also had parking if needed. And top level has a computer room that you can search the military records.

  • Amazing experience I had there... I stayed there for 5 or 6 hours and i totally enjoyed my time... huge section with nature life, war history and everything you want to know about the old times of New Zealand and the modern history as well... I love history so this place was heaven for me... also they have the haka in live events with local natives performing and it was amazing... suck a nice atmosphere there everything inside is wonderful with a good store inside to buy everything you want from souvenirs and books... also the staff is very helpful and they providing anything you need to know about their facilities... you can spend the day there and enjoy the surrounded area outside the park as well... such I nice park there is there... absolutely amazing... P.S. I was amazed with the section they have about Greek history... so many things from my mother country and it was something that made me proud and sad at the same time...

  • We loved this museum!! The ticket is not cheap but it didn’t bother me after I realize that they don’t charge to NZ people, which I think is really good. It was our last day on Auckland and to be honest we have our suit cases with us, they gave us a box to put the suit cases while we visit the museum and it was free of charge. The museum is really big, have some temporal expositions as well so if you want you could spend 5-6 hours there and wouldn’t even notice when the time pass

  • As another reviewer mentioned; entry is free for NZ residents but us overseas visitors are charged $25. However this unethical price structure is not unique to this attraction and there is a lot to see so I would say it is worth paying for entry. Spent over 3 hours and could have easily spent longer. Overall a nice place and would recommend to others to see!

  • Very interesting museum. Lots of cool Maori artifacts. Enjoyed it. Especially enjoyed the war canoe. If you have time afterwards, there's a nice greenhouse just a bit down the road with a winter area and tropical area, also worth a quick look. Called the Wintergardens I believe?

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