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This past October was not my first trip to Auckland, but it was my first visit to this museum. I never fully appreciated what an advanced culture the Maori was until I saw the amazing Maori art i saw here. The giant hand-carved war canoe...More
Really good exhibits at the museum showcasing New Zealand history that we didn’t previously know. The most impressive part was the cultural performance including the haka at the end of it. Well worth paying the extra for it.
This is a must place to visit. The location is absolutely beautiful, the views, the atmosphere, the architecture of the buildings. There is so much to see, read about and learn. One really needs several visits to gain the most from its exhibitions which are...More
This museum has absolutely incredible displays of artifacts from Maoris as well of other people form the pacific islands. The large canoe and the big house are examples of art more than utilitarian items. Both display an intricate decorative design that I have not really...More
Do not miss this guy's and allow a good half day for your visit and it does close at 5.00pm. There is an admission fee but it is well worth the money. If you have kids there is plenty for them to see and do,...More
This is a gem, and a must for any traveler. Even if you are not a ‘museum person’ you need to get here. Too far to walk. So book a taxi. The section on cultures of the Pacific is fascinating. If you are a war...More
This museum is undoubtedly one of the great museums of the southern hemisphere.The war memorial galleries (top floor) have seen significant upgrades in recent years and the records of NZ servicemen and women is wonderful resource for their descendants.
The natural history galleries (middle floor)...More
Probably the best collection of Maori artefacts on show anywhere in the country. As well a comprehensive display of Pacifica. These alone are great representations of the uniqueness of this part of the world. Add to that interesting displays around the local waters, environment and...More
Decided to go to museum to see the Māori cultural performance! Great choice! We looked around the museum prior to the show and were able to see the Māori exhibit. The performance was excellent. Great gift shop and yummy cafe! Staff was very nice &...More
Response from AucklandMuseum | Property representative |
Hi there Robert, if it's a large group of people, we suggest booking in advance, but for small parties it should be fine to just show up on the day! If you have any other questions, feel free to fire them through!
Response from Courtney5454 | Reviewed this property |
20 mins up hill. There is a free red bus that goes from Queen St (Auckland's main st) or Britomart terminus just 100m or so from cruise terminals. Alternatively you could take the Link bus for a couple of bucks. The free red... More
20 mins up hill. There is a free red bus that goes from Queen St (Auckland's main st) or Britomart terminus just 100m or so from cruise terminals. Alternatively you could take the Link bus for a couple of bucks. The free red bus or the link bus take you to all the main city sites and cruise ships dock right downtown so don't bother with expensive shore excursions. Locals are friendly and will be happy to point you in the right direction. Viaduct Harbour is also a short walk from the docks. you can see the old steam tug William c daldy there. ask for a look around. still coal fired and operational. :)