Auckland Museum

Located in one of Auckland's most iconic heritage buildings

Auckland Museum is regarded as one of the finest museums in the Southern Hemisphere and is renowned for its unique collection of Maori and Pacific treasures. It is also a war memorial for the Auckland province.

Housed in one of the country’s finest heritage buildings, the Museum tells the story of New Zealand as a nation; from award-winning natural history exhibits to galleries which investigate New Zealands cultural origins.

Scars on the Heart, the Museum’s war memorial exhibition, tells the story of New Zealand at war, while He Taonga Maori - the Museums Maori treasures gallery, displays over 2000 priceless Maori artefacts, including rare carvings and the last great Maori war canoe carved from a giant Totara tree.

Auckland Museum is the only venue in Auckland where visitors can experience a Maori cultural performance daily.

Open daily 10am – 5pm (except Christmas Day). Admission is free for Aucklanders with a MyMuseum card, sign up at the Museum with proof of residence. A donation is invited for New Zealanders. Charges apply for international visitors. Charges may apply for some special exhibitions, events, tours and programmes.

2017 Easter special: An exciting Easter egg-hunting adventure is waiting for you and your family at the Auckland Museum. Using a trail guide from the Atrium, find all the eggs, and go in the draw to win a yummy chocolate hamper.


Admission, tours and performances


Museum Entry

Kiwi Package

Museum Entry + Highlights Tour

Tūī Package

Museum Entry + Māori Cultural Performance

Moa Package

Museum Entry + Māori Cultural Performance + Highlights Tour

Auckland Residents**





NZ Residents

Donation invited




Adult (International visitor)





Child (International visitor)






Auckland Museum entry is free for Aucklanders with a MyMuseum card, with proof of residence.

Family = 2 adults and up to 4 children

Contact details

The Auckland Domain, Parnell
+64 9 306 7067
Museum Entry: Fees apply (Free for Auckland MyMuseum card-holders)
Opening hours: 
Sun 10.00am-5.00pm
Mon 10.00am-5.00pm
Tue 10.00am-5.00pm
Wed 10.00am-5.00pm
Thu 10.00am-5.00pm
Fri 10.00am-5.00pm
Sat 10.00am-5.00pm