Famous Museums in Auckland

The museums in Auckland give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Auckland with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Auckland. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Auckland.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Auckland.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Auckland:

  1. Viaduct Harbour

    4.7 (722 Votes)
    Viaduct Harbour

    Museum, View Point, Walking Area, Restaurant

    The Viaduct Harbour is where the major commercial and entertainment places are located. The residential places at the harbour ooze luxury while the cruise tours are the obvious highlights. The local attractions at the harbor including the museums, restaurants and the number of events taking place here, makes this a rather special neighborhood. The annual Louis Vuitton Regattas, Volvo Round, the...Read more
  2. Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum


    The Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum has the largest marine collection in New Zealand. Spread over 7 galleries, visitors find out everything about New Zealand’s maritime, right from how the first Polynesian people made the migration to Aotearoa to the early European exploration and settlement of New Zealand to New Zealand’s modern-day yachting success. One can also experience Wai...Read more
  3. Auckland Domain

    4.6 (2941 Votes)
    Auckland Domain

    Museum, Park

    Auckland Domain is Auckland’s oldest park. Spread across an area of 75 hectares (185 acres), the Wintergardens are its most visited feature. It also houses the infamous Auckland War Memorial Museum. Within the park, there are landscaped lawns and gardens, duck ponds, bush walks, sports fields, sculptures, green houses and picnic areas. An interesting trivia about Auckland Domain- the park...Read more
  4. Museum Of Transport And Technology

    Specialty Museum

    The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) is New Zealand's largest transport and technology museum of its kind. It is spread over two different locations. On display are many interactive exhibits thus making it a fun experience for visitors of all ages. On display, they have an extensive range of planes, trams, cars and fire engines. They also have many hands-on physics activities for...Read more
  5. Ponsonby

    Bar, Art Gallery, Museum, Walking Area

    Ponsonby is one of Auckland’s oldest neighbourhoods and still remains to be just as charming. The museums, restaurants, bars, pubs, art galleries, theatres,cafes and boutiques, transport you to a whole new place. Ponsonby has one of the liveliest music pulse in Auckland and you will often run into a live gig nearby. The luxury houses that line the streets and the bohemian heart of the nei...Read more
  6. Ewelme Cottage

    4.5 (5 Votes)
    Ewelme Cottage


    The Ewelme Cottage was built in 1863 for Reverend Vicesimus Lush and his family who lived here until 1968. In 1969 the place was converted to a museum and even today the home contains a wonderful collection of over 2000 books, numerous pages of sheet music, original art pieces and a variety of objects that the family used. The home is kept in pristine condition, just as the family had left it. ...Read more
  7. The Huia Settlers Museum

    4.6 (2 Votes)
    The Huia Settlers Museum


    Located 32 kilometres from Auckland city centre, the Huia Settlers Museum has a collection of Maori artefacts, agricultural tools used by the early settlers, marine items and tools, rare photographs and historic documents among other fascinating items. Travel back in time as you learn about the civilisation and life of the early settlers of the Waitakere Ranges and Manulau shoreline- a part of ...Read more
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