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Museums and Galleries in Auckland

Auckland Museums are some of the best in the country, everything from maritime and Maori history, to art, geology and even a reconstructed 19th century village. With over 25 museums in the city, don't wait for a rainy day, to discover them.

Museums in Auckland are mostly modern, well thought out, and family friendly. Forget the stuffy image of museums being just thousands of things in glass boxes. The buzzword these days is 'interactivity', and museums in Auckland really do lead the way in exciting, informative exhibitions. Maritime history is an integral part of Auckland's personality, and you can find great museums with a naval theme, in Viaduct Harbour, Waiheke Island, and Torpedo Bay. If you're a history buff, head to the Auckland Museum or the pioneer villages at Helensville and Howick. You'll find some great Maori stories and exhibits in Warkworth and Waiuku, while in Puhoi there's a fascinating tribute to Auckland's Czech immigrants. Transport nuts can find a playground of stuff, from car and railway museums, to aviation and military museums. The Auckland Museum is definitely the place to go to find out more about the city, past and present.

Step back to the 19th century and explore this fascinating recreation of a colonial village. Walk amongst costumed 'villagers' and experience how Howick used to be.............

Experience a vibrant glimpse of Māori culture with an engaging performance at the Auckland Museum. Includes all-day entry ticket to Auckland Museum....

Visit the Auckland Museum to learn the story of New Zealand and to discover its cultural heritage....

Experience a vibrant glimpse of New Zealand history with an all-day entry ticket, 1-hour tour with a local guide, and 30-minute engaging Maori cultural performance at the...

This fully guided small group tour showcases the best of Auckland with diverse photo opportunities and time to experience everything from extinct volcanoes to the waterfr...

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki holds one of the country's largest and most renowned collections of both local and international art. It is New Zealand’s largest and most inspiring visual arts experience.....

Experience the glory of the night skies from the comfort of your own seat. Using the special effects of a planetarium, Stardome Observatory lets you observe the wonders o......

Fo Guang Shan in New Zealand was established to cultivate the ideals of Humanistic Buddhism. This temple serves as a place of worship and encourages interfaith, educati...

The Waiheke Museum presents a piece of 'Old Waiheke' with three bach-style houses complete with photos and period rooms, the original jail, a 1930's island cottage, wool ......

See a unique collection of historical objects that range from functional to ceremonial, representing a full spectrum of Royal NZ Navy experiences...................

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