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Auckland Museum

Domain Dr | The Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland Central, New Zealand
64 9 309 0443
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Type: History Museums, Museums, Military Museums
Description: Discover the history and culture of New Zealand through this memorial to those who sacrificed their lives in wartime.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Been here twice. Hard to believe that Auckland Museum is a "local museum" because it offers as much to a visitor as many a national museum. So many excelllent exhibits from a Maori house to a interactive display if a modern New Zealand home caught in a earthquake and volcanic eruption. And of course, there are giant moa and a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

As other posters have mentioned, the Maori cultural exhibits are quite extensive and detailed. I more enjoyed the war museum, with it's "Scars on the Heart" section. It's hard to believe such a small, and, forgive me, minor island was so bold and contributed so much to the causes of these many conflicts. Definitely worth a visit. Insider tip, if... More

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Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We really liked our visit to the museum - the cultural performance is a must! The earthquake simulation is also an eye opener, if a little scary. If you are visiting friends or family who live in Auckland, then ask them for their cards to get you in for free :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

In my opinion, the Auckland Museum has the best display of Maori artefacts available in one place in New Zealand. It is a must-see for overseas visitors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

To go to Auckland without learning some of the anthropology and history, would have been a waste. With a non cheesy Maori show, and humongous physical samples of the culture throughout the well designed building...easy to spend a day here. And very much worth the bang for your cash!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

A well set up and presented museum, easy to get around all the exhibitions which are varied and interesting. My Grandchildren (Primary School age) just love going to the Museum and when ever they visit Auckland that is top of their list of the activities that they want to do whiie they are here. The interactive displays are great and... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

A grand entranceway to this museum. A little confusing as you go through various departments, but magnificent wide staircases, give such a feeling of grandeur, getting lost for a bit is a little bit fun too. Displays of NZ's Maori history, and of colonial NZ give a interesting insight to how NZ has developed as a nation, both culturally and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Thought it was a tad pricey but the simulated volcano eruption scared the crap out of me. Beautiful building on a hill with great views-photo opportunity

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I am currently travelling NZ on a low budget and decided to visit Auckland Museum. I spent a long time in there, and found lost very quickly in the exciting exhibits. I had such a great time and would say, if you are visiting Auckland, you must go here!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The building is beautiful in a nice area. There are free lockers to leave your stuff, a cafe in the atrium and lifts for disabled people. I'm not sure about the many things they've got there... Maori art, natural history, volcanoes, pre-columbian art, music instruments, fashion, world war II, south african war... Looks like there was some space left and... More

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