Auckland War Memorial Museum

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This excellent museum is a good introduction to Auckland’s history and its Māori culture.

The museum’s exhibits include a large collection of Māori and Pacific Island artefacts including a large Māori meeting house and a Māori war canoe dating from 1830.

There is also excellent displays relating to New Zealand’s involvement in both the First and Second World Wars and the museum also includes a war memorial to New Zealand soldiers killed in both wars.

Our address

Museum Circuit, Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland 1010
Bus 017, 635, 643, 645, 655, InnerLink, OuterLink (stop: 470 Parnell Road) Train Parnell
Telephone (09) 309 0443
Admission $25; free for Auckland residents with a MyMuseum card
    Open 10am–5pm daily

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  • Zack, 11 Dec 2019

    Really solid museum with some relics of war you won’t see in the US or EU. Not as good as the Wellington museum for Maori history, though.

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  • Caio, 07 Aug 2019

    Culture Maori

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  • Caio, 04 Aug 2019

    Auckland museum

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  • Kath, 06 Feb 2019

    A little too much war memorial for me. And expensive, most other museums are free entry.

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  • Trond, 02 Aug 2018

    Do the guided tour in one hour for all the highlights.

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  • Mahmoud, 17 Apr 2018

    One of the best museums I visited in the world. The historic part and the geographical living periods are must visit 😎. Fo museum lovers, 3 hours is not enough to see everything.

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  • Mishkaaaa, 10 Jan 2018

    Pricey for foreigners!

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  • Marcia, 06 Jan 2018

    Wonderful intro to Auckland and New Zealand in general. Fabulous museum shop with high quality art and goods at competitive prices.

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  • Aimee, 30 Dec 2017

    Great museum, also located in the beautiful domain (free parking) which is great for picnics!

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  • Laura, 21 Jul 2017

    Dinosaurs. Birds and fish. Children's space (often crowded)

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  • Edward, 07 Apr 2017

    Was interesting but if the weather is good I would rather see outdoor attractions... Great for a rainy day.

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  • Keeshia, 14 Mar 2017

    Try the interactive volcanic eruption simulation :)

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  • Colin, 30 Jan 2017

    A lot of stuff to see in here. That said, it was difficult to know what to look at and in what order. In general, the "story" seems to be missing throughout the museum.

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  • Jo, 27 Jan 2017

    Good to see many past history of NEw Zealand

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  • Jim, 07 Oct 2016

    There's so much to see, don't rush your visit. It's better to enjoy some of it rather then rush past all of it.

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  • Alkiviades, 28 Sep 2016

    History is can spend the entire day if you get lost in the details.

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  • Amir, 07 Aug 2016

    Really enjoyed Maori cultural performance. Very informative and at the same fun.

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  • Carito, 22 Jul 2016

    Hay wifi, es interesante. Hay que ir con tiempo!

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  • Ben, 16 Apr 2016

    Beautiful setting. Iconic for locals. Well worth a visit for anyone out of town.

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  • Serena, 27 Sep 2015

    A great day out! I love the interactive exhibits

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  • Paul, 09 Jul 2015

    Parking is a nightmare even if you get there 20 minutes before opening. Arrive an hour before (@9am) and spend some time at the duck ponds first.

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  • Erich, 14 Jun 2015

    Good WWII items

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  • Brook, 25 Apr 2015

    Avoid the dome tour guides. Great for overseas visitors, but not what you want if you're a local. #trapped

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  • Chris, 28 Feb 2015

    Arrived there late in the afternoon. They let me in. But kicked me out at 1700 on the spot. You need half a day to visit it.

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  • G, 22 Feb 2015

    Underground parking is not cheap, but nevertheless pretty convenient on a weekend.

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  • Warren, 10 Jan 2015

    Great way to spend a couple of hours

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  • Ruchi, 09 Nov 2014

    Entry to the museum is free for all residents of Auckland. Don't forget to carry a proof of address along with you.

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  • Hannah, 26 Oct 2014

    The top floor is the best bit. And the volcano exhibition

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  • Guilherme, 29 Sep 2014

    A good history museum. Could have a better storytelling.

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  • Stas, 28 Sep 2014

    Free entry for Auckland residents. Bring anything with your address on it to prove you're legit jafa

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