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“Outstanding Cultural Exhibits” 5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Museum
Domain Dr | The Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand
64 9 309 0443
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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.
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“Outstanding Cultural Exhibits”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We stopped at the Auckland Museum as part of a city bus tour. Not expecting to stay more than an hour, we wish we had had 5-6 hours. Lunch was very good and provided a good value. The museum staff were very friendly and helpful. And the Maori exhibits were simply outstanding!!!!!

Visited March 2013
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“Cilcain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

This is a place everybody should visit. There are so many exhibits to see and there are also lots of new exhibitions showing at various times. The earthquake house was very intersting. There is so much to learn and we found it was a great learning experience for our grandchildren.

Visited December 2012
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“Great museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

If you are interested in the history and culture of New Zealand, you need to visit this museum. The Maori collections are worth the visit even if you don't see anything else. The Maori performance is also very good. Nicely displayed and well organized in a traditional encyclopediac way. I visited once and came back the next year, bringing my wife, because I enjoyed it so much.

Visited December 2012
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“Great Maori Exhibits!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Spent a few wonderful hours engrossed by all the history. Check out the military section upstairs, as well.

Visited March 2013
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“Too much to see in one visit!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

There's lots to see at the Auckland Museum and it is located in the beautiful domain - lovely on a nice day to stroll from the city through the domain to the Museum. You can also take the Link bus there, but I would highly recommend the walk. Many pacific islands and Maori artefacts on display. Entry by donation. Cafe on site.

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