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“Great museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Auckland Museum

Auckland Museum
Domain Dr | The Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
64 9 309 0443
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Auckland Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Ranked #5 of 88 Attractions in Auckland
Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Discover the history and culture of New Zealand through this memorial to those who sacrificed their lives in wartime.
Adelaide, Australia
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“Great museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

The museum is an easy train ride from Auckland (even for overseas visitors like us). The museum is large with 3 stories. It showcases lots of different things such as Maori history, war history, dinosaurs and heaps more. We went with our 6 and 3 year olds and spent half a day there. Definitely worth a trip.

Visited September 2012
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“A great way to spend a few hours.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We spent a morning here when we were in Auckland. It was a wonderful way to see the history of Auckland and New Zealand. The Maori Cultural Show was a highlight. Well worth a trip to go and see!!

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“Great day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Do it as a day out or in parts on several trips. Good cafes on site but one in the museum can get very busy.

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“A glimpse into Maori culture and history - good if you are short on time plus it's free (donation accepted)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

Set high on the hill in Auckland, the imposing building stands alone. Within are excellent collections of Maori artifacts, native animal displays and modern historical items. Entry is free but a NZ$10 per adult donation is suggested.
Opted for the Maori cultural show (fee applies) which is good for those with no knowledge of this culture. Explanation of dances including performance of the famous haka, demonstration of fighting techniques etc.
Definitely worthwhile spending a few hours here.

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“great free activity”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

the museum was great! must check out the volcano exhibit on the 2nd floor where they have a room designed to show what would happen in the event that a volcano went off in auckland!

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