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Auckland Museum

Address: Domain Dr | The Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 9 309 0443
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Auckland Hop-on Hop-off Tour
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Ranked #2 of 176 things to do in Auckland
Type: History museums, Military museums, Museums
Owner description: Discover the history and culture of New Zealand through this memorial...
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Type: History museums, Military museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Discover the history and culture of New Zealand through this memorial to those who sacrificed their lives in wartime.
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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Nice museum with permanent exhibitions about NZ history, art and culture pre- and post-European colonisation, and other interesting temporal exhibitions. If you want to have a good look around the whole museum plan on 3-4 hours at least, and if you're really into history and culture 1-2 additional hours. Don't miss the Maori live show available here, especially If you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Only interested in the maori section for inspiration for future carving projects and found the World of Wearable Art. Very interesting, openw my mind to new designs and fashion.

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North Island, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We could've spent hours and hours here, and only stopped because the kids were hungry. Beautiful displays and so much to look at. Really loved the winter gardens too, the perfect place to picnic

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Could have spent all day in here there was so much to see very interesting and informative well worth a visit

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Visiting the Auckland Museum is a must for anyone visiting the area. The Domain parkland area is very picturesque and historic. However, in comparison with museum facilities in Wellington, we feel it is now second best. Highlights for most people are bound to include the volcano and earthquake expositions, although again, I feel these need an update, given recent events... More 

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Roy C, Director at Auckland Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; we value every comment and your thoughtful remarks are no exception. As you note, there are indeed good examples in Wellington - even Kiwis acknowledge that! I am delighted you have been able to visit both cities. Here in Auckland, this Museum is largely funded by the rate-payers and we receive no annual funding from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This museum was really well done with a lot of good information presented in interactive exhibits, but it may not be worthwhile if you're on a budget (costs 25 NZD per person if I remember correctly) or you're already going to a similar museum like Te Papa. I don't recall seeing a museum cost so much, especially without something like... More 

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Roy C, Director at Auckland Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful review about Auckland Museum and for your other insightful reviews about your recent visit to this beautiful country. I am so glad that you seem to have had a most rewarding visit to New Zealand. Just to respond briefly on one point: you have correctly noted that here in Auckland we charge visitors from overseas.... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Wasn't that excited bout going to museum with my partner and his brother who was over from England, but was pleasantly surprised! Lots of things to see and lots of interactive features. We were a group of adults but there were plenty of things to keep kids interested. If you live in Auckland admission is free otherwise there is a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Went to Maori cultural performance - kapa haka I've seen so many of these but the museum show was brilliant - really highly talented professional performing artists with a passion for their culture. I took an American visitor to see this as was proud to show her a taste of Maori culture in this way.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Only interested for Maori subjects, I found guarantied pieces... Official NZ answer, I Still waiting for a story proposition... Is there any problem ?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Not at all what the family expected. Our nine year old daughter was not impressed at going to a museum until she was there and now can't stop talking about her day out. Lots of things to see and do.

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