Auckland Museum – Tamaki Paenga Hira

Auckland Museum – Tamaki Paenga Hira is regarded as one of the finest museum’s in the southern hemisphere and is renowned for its unique collection of Maori and Pacific treasures.

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Housed in one of the country’s finest heritage buildings, the Museum’s three floors tell the story of Aotearoa – New Zealand. From the great Polynesian voyages which first brought people to Aotearoa, to the diverse cultures and communities that make up Auckland today, Auckland Museum portrays the rich diversity of New Zealand.

Our people

From the great Pacific navigators – the Polynesians, and New Zealand’s indigenous people, the Maori – through to the pioneers who settled New Zealand in the 19th century.
The only place in Auckland where visitors can experience a spine tingling Maori Cultural performance.

Our land and sea

Discover what’s uniquely ancient about our oceans, forests, volcanoes and animals.  From our geological origins to the weird and wonderful flightless creatures foe which New Zealand is known – the moa, kiwi and the giant weka.

Our war stories

Explore how war has shaped our nation – from our own civil wars to our role in the major conflicts of the 20th century.

Great shopping and dining

Discover memorable gifts at our shops, from unique Maori artwork to books and toys, there’s something for everyone.  Then enjoy some great kiwi fare at the café.

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Domain Drive, Parnell, Auckland

Auckland Museum – Tamaki Paenga Hira